SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. - An unsolved murder still hangs heavy over a Robertson County community one year later.
20-year-old Chris Nash, a well-known football player in town, was shot to death off Main Street in August 2011. One year later no arrests have been made in the case.
On Monday, Nash's parents spoke out for the first time since their son's death, saying that the pain of losing in their son feels just as fresh as it did one year ago. They questioned why his murder still hasn't been solved when they feel confident someone in Springfield knows who did it.
"The pain is the same as it was when it happened because there is no closure. It's not like losing someone to an accident or an illness; someone deliberately took his life and they are still out there," said Christa Nash, Chris's mother.
Chris's family believes there is someone out there who knows what happened the night Chris was killed and they hope that the anniversary of his death will encourage a witness to come forward.
"They are too afraid for their own lives to come forward or too selfish but we know there are people out there who know what happened," said Christa Nash.
She's outraged at the silence, at the lack of an arrest, but said the whole town should be angry as well.
"You are community, a whole town; what happens in one portion of the town affects the whole town. They need to come together and get it stopped," she said.
Springfield Detective handling this case said it's an ongoing investigation and they are still asking for the public's help.
They hope the one year anniversary of his death will remind people with information to come forward. There is a $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward for any information that leads to an arrest.