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New tips sought in death of EMU student, Julia Niswender

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New tips are being sought in the case of a 23-year-old Eastern Michigan University student whose December bathtub drowning was ruled a homicide.

Crime Stoppers organization on Thursday is renewing the call for information about the death of Julia Niswender. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in connection with Niswender's murder.

An extra $1,000 is being offered for information given by midnight on Friday (November 15).

Although the trail has seemed to go cold, police say they're not giving up and neither is her family.

Members of Niswender's family spoke at the Crime Stoppers news conference on Thursday.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear from her family in Fox 2's Maurielle Lue's report

Niswender was a Monroe native and an undergraduate. Her body was found Dec. 11 at an apartment across the street from the campus police station. Family members have said that the apartment door was locked and that there were no signs of struggle, but that the apartment was in disarray. Lead investigator from Ypsilanti Police, Joe Yuhas, says  police do not believe robbery was a motive because several items of significant value were still in the apartment.

Ypsilanti police said in August that they had exhausted most viable leads in the case. The investigation continues.

-The Associated Press contributed to this report

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