LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The month of May brought heartache and pain to eight families in Lexington. That 31-day stretch saw 11 homicides and four of them happened within days of each other.

Who could forget the May 2 murders of 13-year-old Deon Williams and his 5-year-old sister, Skylar? The horrific scene unfolded on Rogers Road ended in the arrest of the children’s mother.

As tragic as the month started, it ended just as bad when Steven Wilson allegedly shot and killed his wife and two daughters at his home on Caywood Drive. Two cases that book ended a busy month for Lexington Police Department detectives. And, in the middle, almost back-to-back shooting investigations where no arrests have been made.

Eric Boone was gunned down during rush hour traffic at New Circle and Meadow Lane. Later that weekend, Todd Kenion was killed in the 700 block of Florence Avenue just before Malcolm Long and Joseph Richardson became the city’s 18th and 19th murder victims.

“Having four homicide investigations that close together can be difficult for the department,” said Det. Kristyn Klingshirn. “It is challenging. We continue to investigate any lead we receive, any tip we receive to the best of our ability.”

Community cooperation is critical and right now, that’s what they need.

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“It doesn’t have to be that they’re providing the name of the suspect. It can be anything that they recall from that night or maybe they knew the victim personally and there’s something that happened in the days leading up to the murder or days after that may help detectives find new information,” Klingshirn said.

Since Crime Stoppers announced a summer initiative paying $2,500 for information in unsolved 2022 homicides, Klingshirn said the effort has moved the needle.

“The public needs to realize that it is making a huge difference. Raising the money only happened recently so it quickly made a difference that we were able to see.”

There are two ways to anonymously report information to Crime Stoppers. You can call the tip line at 253-2020 or go online to p3tips.com.