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Families Hope Clues in Murder Cases Will Come to Light


by Amanda Hara

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Members of Partner in the Struggle headed to downtown Nashville Wednesday to pass fliers in hopes of solving loved ones' murders.

Wednesday continued Unsolved Murder Week for the group. Volunteers expected to hit the streets at 3 p.m.

Handouts will also be passed out Thursday afternoon on Jefferson Street at 3 p.m.

On Sunday family and friends kicked off the first ever Unsolved Murder Week.

More than a dozen families, all part of the group called Partners in the Struggle, spent their Sunday evening reliving their pain and drawing from it motivation to resolve the crime.

Sarah Gill has waited six months for clues in the shooting death of her son Andre'us Taylor. He was shot in broad daylight while leaving a graduation at TSU. 

"I know there was over 2,000 people there so somebody saw what happened," Gill said.

"Somebody knows something I have no question about that it's time for us as individuals to step up and say hey we can help and we will help," said Earl Jordan, CEO of Partners in the Struggle and founder of Unsolved Murder Week.

In spite of all their grief, the victims have been holding out hope that little piece of information will soon come to light.

The group hopes to make Unsolved Murder Week a national event.

e-mail: ahara@newschannel5.com

Other Unsolved Murder Cases

  1. AnTwaunn (Jelly) Finney. June 4, 2001.- Finney was murdered, shot and killed on Delk Ave. in North Nashville.
  2. Brandon Simmons- March 31, 2009. Simmons was murdered, shot and killed on Edgewood Dr. in North Nashville.
  3. Carl Reed- June 1, 2009. Reed was murdered, shot and killed on Heiman in North Nashville.
  4. Chris Evans- November 25, 2008. Evans was murdered, shot and killed at Riverchase Apartments in East Nashville.
  5. Eric Fletcher.- August 5, 2006. Fletcher was murdered, shot and killed off of Ellington Parkway.
  6. Gebremichael- May 7, 2009. Gebremichael was shot, body dumped and set on fire. Her burning body was found near a creek on Whitsett Road.
  7. Marcus McGee- April 28, 2008. McGee was murdered, shot and killed at Swifty's Gas Station on Dickerson Pike.
  8. Marqueece Phillips.- December 30, 2008. Phillips was murdered, shot and killed, while walking on Buena Vista Pike.
  9. Reginald Witherspoon.- November 9, 2002. Witherspoon was murdered, shot and killed on Neal Ave. in East Nashville.
  10. Ronnie Lee Carver. Nov. 4, 2007. Carver was murdered in a double murder. Shot and killed in broad daylight at Charlotte Pike near car wash.
  11. Alexandra Franklin.- July 25, 2008. Franklin was murdered, shot several times on the corner of Creekwood Dr. in North Nashville.
  12. Andre'us Taylor.- May 18, 2009. Taylor was murdered, shot at Tennessee State University during Maplewood High school graduation.


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