OMAHA (KPTM) – There is still no arrest for a couple's murder this time last year. But the family is saying people know what happened.
On September 12th last year Carl Reed and Jamelia Hesseltine were shot and killed inside their apartment. Omaha Police Department and the County Clerk's Office are still investigating the case.
And now family members of Hesseltine's take a different approach to get the public to speak out.
"We're getting sick of it! We tired of losing people. It's disgusting! It just degrades everybody else around you," said Hesseltine's oldest brother, Racine Porter Jr.
Last year three siblings lost their youngest sister. They are still in dismay—but they're also fed up with all the recent killings in Omaha.
Even more fed up with silent witnesses.
"These random strangers that can come and tell me who killed my sister," said Hesseltine's sister Buffy Bush. "Y'all need to call the right people—911."
Wednesday at Westlawn Cemetery, family members of Jamelia Hesseltine released balloons to the sky in her honor.
Hesseltine's two sons Javaris and Jaemyn and Reed's one-year-old daughter found the couple dead inside their apartment after they were killed.
Family said people keep saying they know who did it. But because they won't give a statement to police, there isn't enough evidence.
"I think we should go back to the Ten Commandments," said Hesseltine's other brother, Ernest Kain. "An eye for an eye. Tooth for a tooth. That's how I feel."
Reed lived what Bush called a "wrong lifestyle". She admits her sister could have walked away.
"We tried to get her away from him (didn't work). It didn't work because she loved him."
Focus and frustration has shifted to those in the streets.
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