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Police hope news details will help solve 2002 case

Crime Scene
Posted at 7:10 AM, Jul 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-29 03:11:29-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police are hoping the release of new details in the decade-old fatal stabbing of a St. Petersburg woman will prompt someone to come forward with information that could lead to an arrest.

The Tampa Bay Times ( ) reports the family of Patricia Gertsch Hodges noticed jewelry missing shortly after she was found dead on April 18, 2002. Police believe the killer may have taken a necklace and ring with the phrase "No. 1 Mom" or "No. 1 Grandma."

It's a detail police released in hopes of solving the case.

Police say thanks to improvements in DNA technology, they have a "viable suspect" but they need someone to come forward with information.

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Petersburg police.