Behavioral Health Worker Was Shot in Her Car on New Year's Eve — and Killing Is Still Unsolved

Harriet Sokmensuer
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Police in Florida are asking for the public's help in the murder of a woman on New Year's Eve.

Ashley Michelle Curtiss was shot and killed in her car while at at the intersection of 45th Street and I-95 in West Palm Beach, shortly after midnight on December 31, 2020.

Police announced in a news release on Tuesday that they are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter or shooters.

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Co-workers told CBS12 that Curtiss, 37, worked as a behavioral health technician at a local halfway house for men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Police have not revealed a possible motive.

"It's crazy. I mean, I don't know where she might've been at that time, it's just so unexpected," Daryl Ortega, Curtiss's roommate, said, the station reports. Ortega told CBS12 Crutiss was a single mother to a girl.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the West Palm Beach Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and speak with Detective A. Branch at 561-822-1691.

You can also remain anonymous and contact Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. Crime Stoppers offers a reward up to $3,000.