HEIDELBERG, Germany — Army investigators searching for information in the slaying of a 1st Armored Division soldier boosted their reward offer to $50,000.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, has not charged anyone in the slaying of Pfc. Amanda Gonzales, a 19-year-old Texan found dead Nov. 5, 2001, in her Hanau barracks room. Shortly after Gonzales’ death, CID offered a $20,000 reward for information in the case.

“Increasing the reward is symbolic of the determination we have in solving this case and bringing the person or persons responsible to justice,” said Special Agent Russell Davidson, lead investigator on the case.

Gonzales, a cook assigned to Headquarters Supply Company of the 127th Aviation Support Battalion on Fliegerhorst Casern, was four months pregnant at the time of her death.

The manner of death was ruled a homicide by asphyxiation, CID officials said.

“I’m convinced someone out there knows something that could help us crack this case,” said Davidson.

“We encourage anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward. That information may just be the final piece of the puzzle required to bring the responsible person or persons to justice.”

Anyone with information can contact the closest CID office or contact the Wiesbaden CID at 49-611-816-2481/2485 or DSN 336-2481/2487/9725.

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