$25,000 reward in probe of Maple Shade mom and son murders
The FBI, Burlington County Prosecutor's Office and Maple Shade police issued the reward information Wednesday as the probe of the deaths of Sasikala Narra, 38, and her son Anish, continues unabated.
Their lifeless bodies were found in the Fox Meadow apartment complex on March 23. Autopsy results led to the conclusion that they were slashed to death, with wounds concentrated on their necks. Investigators have ruled out bias as a factor.
After the reward announcement, nearly three dozen detectivles spread leaflets at the Fox Meadow units in English, Spanish, Hindi and Telegu. They'll maintain a mobile command center for the next two days, to encourage residents to share even the most seemingly-insiginificant observations.
"This remains an ongoing and very active investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies," County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in prepared comments.
"We have utilized every resource available to assist us in solving this crime. We are extremely grateful to the FBI for supplying the funds for this reward. Somebody out there has knowledge about these homicides. I urge anyone with information to contact us immediately."
"We are committed, along with our law enforcement partners of the Maple Shade Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, to solving this brutal murder of a mother and child," FBI Special Agent in Charge Tim Gallagher said.
"The FBI offers not only monetary support in this investigation, but is also providing our full investigative resources domestically and internationally. We are asking for those who may have information to please come forward."
Maple Shade PD Chief Gary Gubbei acknowledged the cooperation of the management of Fox Meadow. "Our department has a very good relationship with the management and the residents," he said. "Anyone who knows anything at all about these homicides should feel entirely comfortable approaching us to share that information."
Anyone with information regarding the incident can e-mail Burlington County detectives, or call 609-265-7113.
The lead investigators are Detective Andy Mikulski of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, and Maple Shade Police Detective Nicholas Giannini, Jr.