Families rally to get justice for victims of unsolved murders

Posted at 12:57 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 01:30:07-05

CINCINNATI — Families of victims in unsolved murder cases got together Sunday to ask the community for help in finding their killers.

In East Price Hill, people circulated a list of names and photos three pages long. On that list was Marcell Huffaker, killed in May, shot in a parking lot on Chateau Avenue.

His killer is still free.

Huffaker's sister, Jackie Buchannon, handed out cards with her brother’s picture.

"When it happens to you, it's really a different story and it really hurts," Buchannon said.

She said police think her brother’s death was “a random shooting."

He is one of dozens and dozens of victims waiting for justice.

Karen Rumsey of Cincinnati police said she hopes people “start speaking up. See something, say something. Somebody knows what happens to this man."

Meanwhile, friends and family of Lorenzo Hudson gathered in Millvale, just as they have every year since he was shot to death five years ago.
They released balloons from the sidewalk where Hudson was found shot to death on Dec.16, 20-13.

There is a $2,500 reward for information on these cases. If you or someone you know has information that would be helpful, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-352-3040.

Gun deaths in the U.S. have reached their highest level in decades, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

An analysis of that data found that nearly 40,000 people were killed by guns last year alone.

That's an increase of more than 10,000 since 1999, and the highest number in 38 years.