WINCHESTER, Ky. (FOX 56) – It’s been 13 years since three families got a phone call a parent never wants to get.
As the search continues for a suspect, the families are remembering their sons Robert Reese, Clayton Edge, and Dustin Browning.
As Carl Reese, Robert’s father played the guitar and sang a song, he stopped, holding back tears, then said, “Been tore up all day…this time of year is always rough.”
The families of the victims were surrounded by community members on Saturday at the Clark County Courthouse, wondering why their families aren’t getting answers on the homicide of their children over a decade later.
Gay Edge, Clayton’s mother said, “I just hope and pray that someday that somehow we’ll see something done. That’s all we can do right now, just keep it in the eyes of the public. Maybe someday somebody will come forward, grow a conscience, maybe go to church, get saved, and feel like they have to do the right thing by saying what happened, just anything.”
Kentucky State Police are still investigating the night of March 21, 2010, when three men died after a bonfire party. The parents said their three sons fell asleep and were fatally shot inside the home, each one with a gunshot to the head.
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Robert’s parents said, “Cause you don’t want them to be forgotten…and it will be if you don’t do something…yes. Cause it gets quiet and you don’t hear nothing…we’re still seeking justice…I mean, that’s my only son.”
As the case lingers on, closure feels farther and farther away for the families, so they turned to God and their local pastor, Ryan Dotson, who ran to their side the night of the shootings.
“We know that there are people out there that know something and we’re hoping that somebody will come forth and share something that we can bring some closure to the situation and… the wounds will never heal, I mean the pain will be there until the day we’re gone, but at the same time, there could be some healing during the process and that’s what we’re after,” said Dotson.
The parents are now turning to the Winchester Community for help. They’ve started a petition to try and get the FBI involved in the cold case. To read the petition, click here.