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Reward offer increased to $25,000 in Danielle Cretacci murder investigation

The reward for information about the killing of a mother in the Town of Tonawanda has more than tripled to a total of $25,000.

The FBI announced today it was contributing $17,500 to the existing $7,500 Buffalo Crime Stoppers reward offer in connection with the Danielle Cretacci murder investigation. The announcement was made Friday afternoon at a joint press conference with the Town of Tonawanda Police Department.

Cretacci was killed in a triple shooting that took place early in the morning of Aug. 27 in a home in the 100 block of Ebling Avenue near Kenney Field. Cretacci's two young daughters were also shot; one of them called police to alert them about what had taken place. The daughters were released from the hospital about a week after the incident.

"There's no doubt in my mind" that this was a targeted murder, acting Town of Tonawanda Police Chief James Stauffiger said.

Stauffiger said he could not get into additional details of the case.

Crime Stoppers asks anyone with information to call 867-6161 or download the free Crime Stoppers Buffalo app called "Buffalo Tips" from the Apple or Android stores.

[Related: 'I can’t believe this': Friends mourn woman, 31, killed in Tonawanda triple shooting]

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