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It's been four months since Robert and Ellen Sheldon were murdered in their home near Carthage and the case remains unsolved.

It's been an agonizing ordeal for the family and friends of the Sheldon's to live with the thought that their loved ones were so brutally murdered in the home they shared for over thirty years.

Now the family, with help from anonymous donors, is offering a $20,000 reward for the tip that helps solve the heinous crime.

The Jasper County sheriff's department follows up on every lead they receive, but none have panned out as of yet.

Larry Ogden, Ellen Sheldon's brother lives in the couples home now. He and other family members are keeping the business that Robert loved so much, the Old Cabin Shop, that sits adjacent to their home open.

The Tri-State Major Case Squad was brought in at the beginning of the investigation of the Sheldon's murder, however, when early leads ran out they turned it over solely to the Jasper County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Archie Dunn believes the case will be solved, he just doesn't know when.

Some forensic evidence that was sent to the Missouri State Crime Lab in Jefferson City has not come back yet.

Robert Sheldon Jr. and Daniel Sheldon say that a fund-raiser
is planned to increase the reward fund on March 12th at Fairview Christian Church in Carthage.

There will be a dinner and fellowship at 5 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. Food for the dinner is being provided by Cloud’s Meats and Savannah’s Restaurant in Carthage