The Douglas Enterprise
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Family of Late Doris Worrell Increases Reward

Luke Roberts

DOUGLAS — The family of slain Coffee County educator, Doris Worrell held a press conference on the steps of the Coffee County Courthouse on Friday, June 13, and announced that they were offering an additional $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of "all those involved in the heinous crime."  The Spillers Family also erected a billboard on Highway 441 South at the Douglas city limits in hopes of receiving new, additional information.
          Leann Tuggle, the late Doris Worrell's sister, began on Friday stating,
“On September 20, 2006, Doris Spillers Worrell was brutally murdered at Jon's Sports Park in Douglas, Georgia.  Doris was my little sister.  She was also a daughter, a wife, a mother, a cousin, a friend- who was suddenly taken from this world in which she tried so hard to make a difference. The Spillers family is offering a $20,000 reward in addition to the $5,000 issued by Governor Perdue.  The total amount of the reward is now $25,000.  The money will be given for information leading to the arrest and conviction of all those involved in this heinous crime.  In addition, we have placed a billboard on Highway 441 South in Douglas in hopes that it will spark someone to come forward with additional information that will lead to the truth.
          We truly believe that there are others out there who know what happened to Doris.  We plead with you to come forth with answers so that we can have closure in Doris’ death.”
          Following the press conference, Tuggle stated that the past two years had been "very tough" for her family, and that "good is going to win out over evil" when it comes to this case.
          Glidden Humberto Rodriguez, age 39, and Brandon Eugene Cage, age 20, both of Douglas, were both arrested in mid-March and charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Worrell.  Both men have since been released after posting $10,000 bond each.

 

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