SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A reward was being offered Monday in the murder of a teenage girl from Sayreville, New Jersey – 16 years after her body was discovered.

Nancy Noga, a high school senior, left her after-school job at a store on Route 9 in Old Bridge, New Jersey on the bitterly cold night of Jan. 7, 1999, and never returned, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office.

On Jan. 12, 1999, a passerby found her body in a wooden area behind the Mini Mart Plaza shopping center on Ernston Road in Sayreville.

Her body was found fully clothed, and she had been struck in the head with a tree limb. Detectives believed the girl, who was very cautious by nature, may have known her killer.

Police said even on such a bitterly cold night as the one on which she disappeared, it’s not likely Noga would have accepted a ride from someone she didn’t know.

Police initially had a sketch of someone seen in the area, but it led nowhere.

Anyone with information on the case may anonymously call Middlesex County Crime Stoppers at (800) 939-9600, log onto the local Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword “midtip” and a message.

Those who call will be given instructions on how to collect cash rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank. The amount of the awards will be decided by the Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Board of Directors.

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