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Family makes a plea for leads after Gadsden man found dead on his porch

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Garry Stokes, right, was found dead on his porch over the weekend. Source: Family photo/WBRC video Garry Stokes, right, was found dead on his porch over the weekend. Source: Family photo/WBRC video
Stokes' sister, Renay, says it "really, really hurts" that her brother was found dead like he was. Source: WBRC video Stokes' sister, Renay, says it "really, really hurts" that her brother was found dead like he was. Source: WBRC video
GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) -

Police in Gadsden are still looking for a murder suspect after a man was found dead on his own porch.

Monday, the victim's family is appealing to the public and asking for clues that could help the police.

Garry Stokes, 52, was found dead at the front door of his home on Hartford Avenue Saturday morning. Police believe he was stabbed but an autopsy is pending.

Neighbors say they spoke to Stokes the day before, and saw him as recently as Friday night.

Renay Stokes says her brother was a father and grandfather who would often help his neighbors.

"I never imagined that someone would come to my home and tell me that my brother was laid on the porch, laid out on the porch, and he was dead. Never imagined it. And it hurts, it really, really hurts," Stokes said.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Gadsden Police Department at 256-549-4578.

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