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Thomson police set up reward in slaying case

The Thomson Police Department has established a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of whoever killed Robin Reeves two weeks ago.

Investigator Lt. Jerry Stanphill said that $5,500 has been donated so far and that the department has applied to the governor's office for money to boost the total.

Ms. Reeves, 35, was stabbed to death in the hallway of her Gordon Street residence sometime between 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 8:30 the next morning. She was dressed in the clothes she had worn to church. There was no sign of forced entry, and police have not found a weapon.

Ms. Reeves' mother, Faye Reeves, found her body after her daughter did not show up for work at the Thomson branch of Augusta Technical College.

Robin Reeves' 16-month-old son, Joseph Standridge, was unharmed in his crib in a bedroom off the hall. Her 4-year-old daughter from an earlier marriage, Hannah Neville, was with her father that night.

Ms. Reeves became divorced from Robert Standridge, 38, of Thomson in September. He was scheduled to appear in McDuffie County Superior Court on March 2 to answer to felony charges of aggravated stalking and making harassing phone calls to Ms. Reeves. That case has been postponed until next month.

Police questioned Mr. Standridge the day Ms. Reeves' body was found and determined he had an alibi for the hours during which police say the killing occurred.

From the March 14, 2001 print edition of The Augusta Chronicle.

Web posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2004

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