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Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced that the state is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Judith Deavers Hyder.

Hyder, 53, disappeared from her home at 201 Oliver Lane in Garland on Dec. 7, 2015. Two days later, Hyder’s roommate reported her missing.

An extensive investigation was conducted by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Hyder’s body has never been located. It is believed she is a victim of a homicide, according to the governor’s announcement.

“I am very pleased and appreciative of the approval of the Governor’s Reward by Gov. Roy Cooper,” Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said. “We will never close the Hyder case until it is solved and we would ask anyone with information about her disappearance to please contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.