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Reward offered for information on Waterford murder

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Kyle Seidel was found with a gunshot wound on Dec. 12, 2012. (WFSB photo) Kyle Seidel was found with a gunshot wound on Dec. 12, 2012. (WFSB photo)
Seidel was found in the parking lot of the Waterfall Place Shopping Plaza. (WFSB photo) Seidel was found in the parking lot of the Waterfall Place Shopping Plaza. (WFSB photo)
WATERFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A reward is being offered for any information leading to a suspect in the murder of a Waterford man, who went out for Chinese food and was fatally shot.

Kyle Seidel, 34, told his wife that he would be gone "15 minutes" after the family ordered takeout from the Lucky Inn Wok on Dec. 21, 2012. 

However, the father of three never returned home. Seidel was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest in the parking lot at the Waterfall Place Shopping Plaza.

Seidel was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said.

Seidel's death was ruled homicide and remains under investigation by the Waterford Police Department and the Southeastern Connecticut/New London County Cold Case Unit.

After police said they have exhausted all leads, authorities announced on Thursday that a $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

"They're trying. They're working hard," said Kyle's wife, Kate Seidel. "They can't tell me everything. They're still working on it though, everyday. It will come out."

Seidel's widow said she is hoping a state reward will bring new leads in her husband's murder.

"People want to talk but they're afraid to talk," said Kate Seidel. "Someone knows something. I know they do, so I'm hoping this will get it out there."

Kate Seidel said these past 14 months have been a huge transition for her and their three children. But thanks to a huge support system of family and friends, she said they are finding their way. 

"I don't know why or who so just walking around town," Kate Seidel said. "People know me from the situation and I always wonder is it this person or that person? It's the unknown. There is a lot of anger." 

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Waterford Police Department at 860-442-0645 or 860-442-9451. People can also email cold.case@ct.gov or call the Cold Case Unit tip line at 1-866-623-8058. All inquires will be kept confidential.

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