Texarkana family looking for answers in unsolved murder

It's been 3 years since a Texarkana, Texas man was fatally shot at his home in the Beverly community, and still no arrests have been made.

However, the family of Fredric Griffin, also known as Fred, refuses to give up hope for justice.

Griffin's mother, Mary Eatherly, remembers her son as a kind-hearted, hard-working and well-loved young man.

"I miss his smile. He had a beautiful smile. I really miss him. Everyday, I miss my son," said Eatherly.

At the time of his death, Eatherly says her 32-year old son lived less than a block from her.

She says the whole family is devastated by his murder.

"I would love to have closure to know what happened to my son and who did this to him," said Eatherly.

On January 28th, 2016, police say Griffin was shot at least once in the upper body at his home in the 500 block of Waterman Street.

No weapon was found at the scene.

Griffin died at Christus Saint Michael's hospital where he worked.

"My heart dropped. My whole world dropped," explained Barbara Griffin-Franklin, Griffin's cousin.

Franklin says there's not a day that goes by that she doesn't think about who and why someone would kill her first cousin.

"It's probably going to be someone he loved and took in and helped at all times," said Franklin.

Police have interviewed persons of interest, followed leads, and reviewed forensic evidence from the scene, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Texarkana, Texas Police Officer Shawn Vaughn says the case is still open.

"I honestly think it's going to take someone in the community that knows something coming forward and saying something," said Officer Vaughn.

Eatherly says her son had expressed concerned for his safety and that memory still haunts her.

She stays in contact with the police department regularly.

Eatherly believes her son's killer, or killers will soon be brought to justice.

"It's going to be solved. I know it's going to be solved because it's just a matter of time, it's a matter of time and that time is now," said Eatherly.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department or Crimestoppers at 903-793-STOP.

You can remain anonymous and earn a reward of up to $1,000.


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