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Reward Up to $10,000 in Karp Murder

Father of teen girl murdered nine years ago still seeking answers



    Karp Death Anniversary

    Broward authorities are still working on an unsolved murder. (Published Friday, Aug. 19, 2011)

    The father of a Hallandale Beach teen who was murdered nearly a decade ago is hoping an increased reward will help lead police to her killer.

    August 19 marks the 9-year anniversary of the murder of 17-year-old Marissa Karp, who was shot in the head and had her body stuffed into a plastic bag and dumped in the Everglades.

    "There's never closure for families like ours, but we're just hoping for justice," said father Gary Karp, speaking at a news conference Friday with Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti. "Detectives are very close, they just need that one tip to solve the puzzle."

    The reward for information has been increased to $10,000. As of now, there are no suspects and no motives in the murder.

    "We think someone out there knows something, and maybe they'll be motivated by that $10,000 reward," Karp said.

    Last year, a digital billboard message was put up off I-95 at Hallandale Beach Boulevard featuring a photo of Melissa Karp.

    Anyone with information about Marissa Karp's murder is asked to call Broward County CrimeStoppers at 954-493-TIPS.