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Donor gives $5,000 to solve couple’s slaying 45 years ago

Donor gives $5,000 to solve couple’s slaying 45 years ago

CLEARWATER, Fla. (970 WFLA) – An anonymous donor gives $5,000 to Clearwater officials for anyone with information that leads to the arrest in the case of an elderly couple found beaten in their home 45 years ago, Christmas Eve, according to the city of Clearwater.

December 24, 1968, a Clearwater couple was found savagely beaten in their home near drew street during an apparent burglary, officials said.

Clearwater Public Safety officials said Demetra Jeatran, 74, died that day in the house at 1100 block of Jackson Road and her husband, Nick, 82, died three days later at Morton Plant Hospital.

Forty-five years later, officials said an anonymous donor has stepped forward to offer $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the case. Coupled with a crime stoppers reward of $1,000, that brings the total to $6,000 in the case of the Jeatrans, according to officials.

Clearwater police homicide detectives hope the new reward money will trigger someone who knows something to come forward with information, officials said, as the slayings of the Jeatrans are the city's oldest unsolved homicides.

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