Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $2,500 reward for tips leading to a suspect who fatally beat a woman near Detroit's Cooley High School this year.

Jodi "Diamond" Taylor had been seen walking with a man behind the site near Hubbell and Fenkell on May 15, investigators said in a statement.

A passerby saw the man fleeing about 1:30 p.m. then found Taylor "in distress, staggering and holding her neck," according to the release.

The 24-year-old aspiring nurse was transported to the hospital but died from her injuries, authorities said.

Police have since released surveillance footage and a composite sketch of the suspect.

If a tip leading to his arrest is received by midnight Wednesday, Crime Stoppers officials plan to add another $1,000 to the group's reward.

Anyone with information can anonymously call 1-800-SPEAK-UP or go to

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