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Rockford Family Looks for Answers in an Unsolved Homicide

An unresolved murder leaves one Rockford family not backing down for answers.

ROCKFORD- Candles lit and a moment of silence for Roy Sams, 56.

"He was a great person," said his sister Edie Horton.

Sams passed away three years ago. He was playing cards with friends inside his home when he answered the door and was gunned down.

Despite the tragedy Edie Horton remembers the good times with her brother. "We loved to dance. He loved to dress. He was just a worldly person," said Horton.

The fatal shooting that took place at 1424 West Jefferson is still unsolved. Rockford Police report there are no new leads.

The victim’s brother Lorenzo Sams says family members are still looking for answers. "We feel that we won't be right until they turn around and find who did this," said Sams.

Horton explained solving the murder will bring closure. She hopes this vigil brings attention to families going through similar situations.

"There have been a lot of murders in this city here lately. And a lot of them have not been solved, so hopefully we would like some of them to be solved," said Horton.

The Sams family has held several memorials and vigils before. They won't stop until the case is solved.

"I feel if anybody out there knows anything about it, I’d appreciate if they'd come up and speak up on it," said Sams.

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