Unknown Kayla DeBorde & William Harris Killer(s)- CA- 2016 Feb 2, 2019 4:57:45 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Feb 2, 2019 4:57:45 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Fresno County Sheriff's Office website)
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --
It's been three years since a shooting at a Fresno house party killed two young teens but detectives have refused to give up finding the killer.
Family and friends made a public plea for the witnesses to come forward on Thursday.
Every photo and every memory of 17-year-old William Harris and 19-year-old Kayla DeBorde are treasured deeply by their families.
It's all they have to hold on to, after the two teenagers were killed at a house party back in 2016.
"Our lives have changed forward. I mean I lost my son, he never got to have a driver's license, he never got to have a girlfriend, get married," says Lori Harris-Ray, William's mother.
Detectives say the house party had been advertised on social media. A fight broke out, followed by gunshots, and the two teens were caught in the violence. Fresno County deputies detained several people that night, but no arrests have ever been made.
"They don't have a conscience, and whoever knows, they don't have a conscience either, they don't have a life," says Brandi Collins, Kayla's mother.
The shooting left Kayla's 4-year-old daughter without a mother. Her family hopes that as the young adults who attended the party become parents themselves, they'll realize the grief their silence has caused.
"That's troubling to know they are carrying on with their life unscathed when it is a daily battle for us," said Kevin Harris, William's father.
Detectives say there were anywhere from 150 to 300 guests in attendance. But they have struggled with getting anyone to cooperate. The family says the culture of silence hurts them just as much as the murders themselves.
2016 ABC 30 story and segment: abc30.com/news/detectives-ask-public-for-help-in-solving-deadly-party-shooting/1182670/
Fresno County Sheriff's Office press release: www.fresnosheriff.org/media-relations/three-year-anniversary-of-two-teens-killed-at-party.html
Thoughts? With possibly 300 guests at this party, I find it outrageous that not one person has come forward to say who the shooter or shooters are. I'd like to say to them if they ever come across this site that they need to stop being cowards, imagine if it was their family this happened to, and do the right thing and come forward.
Admin Note #1: According to a Fresno County Sheriff's Office press release: Anyone with information on this case should call Fresno County Sheriff’s Detective Jose Diaz at (559) 600-8204, the dispatch center at (559) 600-3111, Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $3,000 cash reward.
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