COLUMBUS, Ga — Father’s Day was a particularly hard day for Nichole Alred. The Iraq war veteran has been seen it all during her missions in war zones. However, nothing can repair the permanent hole in her heart left by the murder of her father: Paul Hill, Sr.
Hill was discovered murdered in his home on Marathon Drive days after his death on Easter 2008. Police ruled his death a homicide. Though they continue to investigate his murder, answers are few. For his family, this time of year brings a reminder not only that their father is gone, but of how he was violently stolen from them. In a News 3 exclusive, we spoke with Nichole Alred to find out how she and her family are coping after all these years, especially at Father’s Day, with no answers.
“They stole that from me. I will never share another Father’s Day with my father again. Chances are, that the people who did this, their parents are still alive,” Alred told News 3. “I just want people to come forward with information. Nobody deserves to go through this.”
Alred says she truly believes someone knows what happened to her father, a well-known man in the Columbus community with many friends. She asks anyone with information to come forward. Tipsters can remain anonymous by contacting Valley Area Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188 or by visiting the organization’s website. Please click here for a link to Valley Area Crime Stoppers. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Hill’s killer or killers.