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Cold case murder being revisited

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WINNSBORO, TX (KLTV) - Nearly three years after Brittany McGlone, 19, of Winnsboro was murdered, Wood County investigators are revisiting the crime scene and asking for your help.

On May 4th, 2007, McGlone body was found inside her boyfriend's home near Lake Winnsboro along County Road 4837.

The 19-year-old died of massive trauma to the head. Still, years later, no one has been punished for the heinous crime.

For Brittany's dad, Ron McGlone, every day is a battle.

"They say everything happens for a reason and God has a plan, but I have a real hard time seeing this one," said McGlone.

Living with the unsolved murder of his daughter, knowing her killer is still free.

"We're not going to get closure but if somebody knows something, I mean, I don't have a whole lot but I'd give anything I had..." said McGlone.

Wood County investigators say Brittany McGlone was bludgeoned to death inside her boyfriend's home. That boyfriend and his family claim they returned and discovered her body.

"It was somebody that knew her and knew who was in the house," said McGlone.

Lieutenant Jerry Blaylock says they have suspects but still no motive.

"The lack of information coming forward is probably the most difficult," said Blaylock.

He is asking Brittany McGlone's friends and anyone who was near Lake Winnsboro at that time to contact them.

"Just any general information," said Blaylock. "Anybody that was on the lake fishing that day."

"Come see me personally," said McGlone. "I mean, you don't have to tell who you are or nothing. You'd be a long-time friend of mine, you know, forever."

For McGlone, not a minute goes by without missing his daughter and her love for life.

"You could be having a bad day and she'd make a joke or smile or just...Didn't seem like she ever had a bad day," said McGlone.

To whoever did this, he says it's not too late.

"Turn your own self in," said McGlone. "You want to go to heaven. I'm sure everybody does but at this point it don't look good for you."

And, until her killer is off the streets McGlone won't rest, and the Wood County Sheriff's Department won't stop hunting.

Wood County Crimestoppers is offering a reward in the case, and the sheriff's department says you can keep your name anonymous. For a contact email and phone number, click here.

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