Family Remembers Murder Victim On Anniversary Of His Death

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two years after a father of three was shot and killed in North Nashville, his family is still waiting for closure.

As they marked the anniversary of Charles "C.J." Childs' death, they wanted to make sure his case isn't forgotten.

“I miss my son every day,” said Dorothy Childs’, C.J.’s mother. “A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about him.”

Childs’ family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil on November 13 to mark the two year anniversary of his death. They shared stories and memories of a man they say was a good father with a big heart.

“His smile was electric,” said Brandon Williams, the Pastor of the New Beginning International Ministry, who led the vigil. “He lit up the room. You knew you were going to have a good time when C.J. was around.”

Metro police said the 28-year-old was killed on Woodale Lane. Officers responded to the scene around 6 a.m. and found him slumped over inside his SUV. The car was still running.

While no arrests have been made, family and friends believe someone out there has information on the case.

“Do the right thing,” said Williams. “Turn yourself in.  If there is anyone who knows anything, say something.”

“His wife deserves closure,” said Childs. “This family deserves closure. How would you feel if this was your son?  Or if this was your husband?”

Metro police have labeled this a cold case. Anyone with information about Childs' murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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