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06/28/05

Family Searches For Justice

Pictures and memories are all that Kristie Gordon has left of her mother, Geneva Gordon and her uncle, David Garriga. 

"She was my best friend. She was the type of mother, they broke the mold when they made my mama."

The brother and sister were shot to death last November. Kristie says the two got flu shots that morning and then went to check on a friend. 

"This is the first time I've ever been away from my mom. My uncle was like a father to me," she says.  

Kristie says she doesn't know why someone killed her mom and uncle and she says the Gulfport Police have not been very forthcoming with information. 

"I call a lot and I probably aggravate them, but I never get anywhere. I never get any answers. We want closure. We want this person or persons caught."

Kristie hopes by speaking out someone will remember something about the day of the murders.

"Someone driving down Cowan-Lorraine Road, someone may have pulled out in front of them and that person had to stop their brakes from hitting this person. Anything, anything, the smallest detail. Something that you may think is totally irrelevant may be the one thing they're looking for."

Kristie is determined that her loved ones won't be written off as just another unsolved murder case. 

"I will do any and everything that I have to do. If I have to do the investigation on my own or hire someone from the outside. I will get to the bottom of this."

Gulfport Police Chief Investigator Danny Holloway says he understands the Garriga family's frustration. Holloway says his investigators are still running down leads. And within the past three weeks, they have followed up some information with possible contacts. But still there are no suspects and no motive.

If you have any information that could help police, contact the Gulfport Police Department at (228) 868-5920 or 1-800-433-TIPS.

byMarcia Hill

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