Sacto 9-1-1
February 11, 2009
Citrus Heights mom hopes for answers to daughter's '02 slaying

From Sandy Louey:

Seven years after Heather Lee Ann Hibbs was found beaten to death, her mother is still waiting for answers. (Photo below shows Hibbs at age 20.)

Hibbs, 21, was found beaten to death Feb. 10, 2002 in a remote area outside of Vacaville, said her mother Wendy Burton of Citrus Heights.

On Tuesday, the seventh anniversary of Hibbs' body being found, Burton announced a new tip line and Web site in hopes to drawing attention to the unsolved case.

"We have no answers," said Burton, 47. "We want to know who did this to her."

Hibbs, a Vacaville resident, was reported missing in late January 2002. The last known sighting of her was at the Solano Mall in Fairfield on Jan. 23, Burton said.

The Solano County District Attorney's cold case unit is looking into the case. Burton hopes a Web site and tip line will assist their efforts.

There is an outstanding $50,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in Hibbs' death.

The Web site is at www.myspace.com/justiceforheather. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-997-TIPS.

Heahter 20 years old.jpg

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