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Searching for Answers

By: Will Jones Email
By: Will Jones Email

Nearly two years ago, a man from Charleston was shot and killed. It's an unsolved crime that has the victim’s father traveling thousands of miles to find the killer. On Saturday, he took that search door to door in the Kanawha Valley.

Almost two years have passed and still no answers.

“It's frustrating,” said Holloway Gray, who is searching for his son’s killer. “It's irritating because even though you lost your son, you still want to know how it happened and who committed the crime and we have none of that.

Now Holloway Gray is offering $10,000 dollars to find out who shot and killed his son, Jody Gray. It happened at Jody's apartment in Washington Manor in July 2005. He was 29 years old.

From barbershops to street corners, his family and friends want to make sure Jody is not forgotten, by putting reward posters all over town.

“I still believe that somebody knows something, somebody has seen something and that's the reason we are out here,” said Fred Brown, Jody’s friend.

This father now lives in Dallas, but he returned home to Charleston to find closure, which is something he won't have until he has answers.

“If I have to do more, I'll do more,” said Gray. “Whatever it takes. My family is willing to go to the extreme.”

It was a death way too soon with answers that can't come soon enough.

A friend of Gray's, Andre Williamson, was arrested, charged, even indicted for his murder. But prosecutors dropped the charges because they said they didn't have enough evidence for a conviction. Bishop T.D. Jakes is lending his name to the family's efforts to find the person responsible.


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