SALINA – Monday marks the 25th anniversary of one of Salina’s most well known unsolved Salina homicides.
According to Salina Police, officers and medics were sent to a mobile home at 721 W. Cloud at about 12:12 p.m. on December 28, 1995, in reference to a homicide. The victim, Gina Bridget Cyphers, 24, was found by her live-in boyfriend, Jimmie Anderson. She had been brutally murdered insider her mobile home located at Lot #54.
Investigators learned that Cyphers had dropped her 15 month old son, James, off at the First Methodist Church, 122 N. 8th, at about 9 a.m. for the “Morning Out for Mom’s” daycare program, something she routinely did every Thursday morning. She was to return at 11:30 a.m. to pick James up, but she did not return. Daycare personnel called Anderson at work, at which time he went home to check on Cyphers. Anderson discovered Cyphers’ lifeless body and called authorities. Police have never officially released Cyphers’ manner of death.
Investigators found no signs of forced entry to the mobile home, leading them to believe that Cyphers may have known her killer. To date, police have never publicly identified a suspect in the case.
25 years later, police say they are still actively investigating the case and pursuing leads and tips. The mobile home park where Cyphers lived and died has since been demolished and the lot is now vacant.
A Governor’s Reward is being offered in the amount of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Cyphers’ death.
Anyone with information regarding this case call either the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210, Salina/Saline County Crime Stoppers at 785-825-TIPS, or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800 KS CRIME.
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