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City Offers $12,000 Reward For Info About Death Of Teen Found On Brooklyn Beach

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Police are offering a $12,000 reward for information about the death of a teenage girl whose body was found on a Brooklyn beach.

The death of 14-year-old Shaniesha Forbes has now been ruled a homicide.

On the morning of January 6, Forbes' naked body was found burned and partially buried on Gerritsen Beach.

After a second autopsy, the city's medical examiner ruled Forbes was suffocated.

Her family is pushing investigators to renew their search to find her killer.

"I want justice," said Sandra Price, the victim's mother. "I want someone who's ever seen something, I want that person to come forward and say something, because I know someone must have seen her that Friday."

"At this point, we just truly don't know," said Kerri-Ann Thomas, the victim's cousin. "We want to do more. That's why we're reaching out to the public, we're reaching out to the media, we're reaching out to detectives to do more and to just make sure that her story doesn't go untold."

The group "100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care" said it is also offering a $2,500 reward for information on top of the money being offered by the city.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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