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Reward offered for information on murder of group home resident

Buffalo Police are offering a reward in connection with the murder of a group home resident earlier this year.

Twynette Rivers, 42, was first reported missing from her group home on Sycamore Street in early January. Her body was discovered several weeks later at a home on Rother Avenue, and an autopsy by the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office found she died of blunt force trauma.

Rivers, who had a record of arrests for theft and robbery in Niagara Falls in the 1990s, had been living at Harambee House, a group home for people who are chronically homeless and mentally ill.

The reward – $1,500 from Buffalo Police and $1,000 from Crimestoppers Buffalo – will go to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or people responsible for Rivers’ murder.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 867-6161.