ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Today Rockford Area Crime Stoppers joins with the Rockford Police Department as we seek your information to help solve a murder which took place on the southeast side of Rockford. Shortly after 7:30 am, on Thursday, September 27th, 2012, Rockford Police Department officers responded to 2115 Martha Avenue regarding a deceased female who was found in the home by relatives. Further investigation by authorities indicates there was trauma to the victim's body. The deceased victim was identified as long time area resident and home owner, 85 year old Ocie Hughes, who was last seen alive on Wednesday September 26th, 2012. Anyone with information regarding this tragic incident is encouraged to call the Rockford Police Shift Commander at 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at 963-7867 or toll free at 1-888-769-STOP. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information which helps solve this crime. Remember when you call Crime Stoppers we never ask your name and the phones do not have caller ID.