BONNER COUNTY, Idaho – The husband of the woman who was found shot to death in her Hope, Idaho home earlier this year is now offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed her.
Shirley Ramey, 78, died after being shot inside her home. Investigators said at the time that Ramey was found by her husband on April 5.
A close family friend told KREM 2 in April that Ramey’s husband had found her lying on the floor with a gunshot to the back of her head.
In June, investigators said they were conducting polygraph tests with Ramey’s husband Daryl. No one was available Friday from BCSO for an update on how that testing went.
Originally, BCSO named a local transient, Nathan Utt, as a suspect in the case. After interviewing him, however, detectives said they realized he had an alibi that checked out and put him out of the state at the time of the homicide. Utt was cleared of all charges.
Ramey worked for the city of Hope as a clerk for decades and volunteered locally. She also had two grown children. According to her obituary, she was married to her husband for 57 years.