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Aliza Sherman's family still searching for answers five years later, reward at $100,000

Posted at 11:06 PM, Mar 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-25 08:12:16-04

It's been five years since Aliza Sherman was murdered in broad daylight and her family and friends are still searching for answers.

"Today is obviously a harsh reminder, but personally every single day without my mom is horrible, I suffer on a daily basis without her," said Jennifer Rivchun, daughter of Sherman.

The group gathered at East 12th and Hamilton Street in downtown Cleveland Saturday, the exact spot where her life was taken, to honor her memory and ask anyone who knows something to come forward.

"There’s footage and it was in broad daylight, I can’t believe no one saw anything that was going on," said Jan Lash, Sherman's best friend.

Over a dozen people lit candles, released balloons and stood for a moment of silence to recognize Sherman's life.

"We come to remember her but also to remind people that this case has not been solved yet," said Lash.

Police are still classifying this as an active case, but even with surveillance footage of the attacker wearing all black and running from the crime scene, no arrests have been made. Sherman was on her way to see her attorney when she was stabbed. She was going through a divorce at the time of her death.

Last year, Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County announced they were doubling the reward for information leading to an arrest of Sherman's attacker from 50,000 to 100,000 dollars. It's the largest sum ever offered.

"I will remain hopeful to the day I die," said Rivchun. "I will not give up hope cause my mom deserves it, I know she would do it for me, she serves for us to stay committed to seeing that she gets some semblance of the justice she deserves."