State and local authorities continue investigation into Rogersville murder

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. - Authorities in Rogersville call it one of the most violent crimes they have ever seen in the small town, and they are still seeking justice.

On October 23rd of 2015, 58-year-old Connie Ridgeway was found stabbed to death inside her residence at Meadowlands Apartments.

Neighbors and community members have left memorials on the door-step of apartment four.

Ridgeway was known for caring attitude and always helping neighbors, which has made this case so difficult for investigators. How could someone so loved by the community, fall victim to such a gruesome crime.

“It might be the case that the person who killed Connie is watching right now. I want them to understand that we're standing against you. We're going to do what we can to find you. And I would like for you to turn yourself in and do the right thing," stated family friend Mark White, shortly after the murder occurred.

The State Bureau of Investigation and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to actively work the case.

They say they are waiting on some key pieces of evidence to return for analysis from state forensics.

If anyone has information which could help lead investigators to an arrest in the Connie Ridgeway murder case, contact the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers tip line. Operators for the tip line can be reached at (256)386-8685, or text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), in the message type “tip1293” and your information.

Your identity is protected, and worth a cash reward of up to $1,000.

A memorial for Connie Ridgeway is planned for this Saturday at Rogersville’s Heritage Park from 2 until 4pm. The community is encouraged to attend.