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12/02/02

Postal Worker Killed

A small town remains in shock after a postal worker was brutally murdered. It happened in Fleming, located in Liberty County. This is Fleming's first murder in more than 20 years. Sallie Gaglia worked at the town post office, where she was stabbed to death.

"She died of multiple stab wounds, and we are investigating," postal inspector Dennis Collins told us.

Since this murder took place in a federal building, the Liberty County Sheriff's Department handed this case over to the United States Postal Inspection Service. They say the motive behind this homicide appears to be robbery.

"We had money missing," said Collins. "It's not substantial how much at this point; there was postal funds missing."

Investigators say that what makes this case difficult to solve is that there are no apparent witnesses.

"The postmaster was alone," said Collins. "It's a very small office, I believe with only two employees, the postmaster and a rural letter carrier."

With a case that has no leads and no suspect, investigators here are looking for any clues they can find.

If you have any information about this homicide please call the Silent Witness Hotline at 912-876-2020. The United States Postal Inspection Service is offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the capture and conviction of those responsible for this murder.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

 

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