Itís been nearly five years, and
police are still looking for a murderer. A mother in
No arrests have been made in a
double homicide and shooting December 29, 2005 on
Two families are hoping for closure in a case thatís turned cold, in the double murder of Tyler Jones and his friend, Amanda Oliphant, both gunned down at home around Christmas time. Also wounded in the attack was Jonesí mother, Deborah, who was shot and left for dead.
"It's hard because you don't know why I got left behind and he was taken." said Jones. "Why, why why? Were they at the wrong house?Ē
It was almost midnight at the Jonesí home, and the Christmas celebrations hadnít stopped at the Jonesí home, a tightly-knit family.
Deborah Jones was watching television, when she says she heard a knock on the door.
Her son said heíd answer it. She didnít realize those would be his last words.
"Then all of a sudden, I heard a loud popping noise. It took a second for me to realize what that was."
It was the sudden, sickening sound of gunfire that triggered a homicide investigation that still hasnít ended in any arrests.
Deborah Jones ran toward the gunfire, only to see a man aim the barrel of a gun into her face, where he fired shots, and struck her. And she lived to tell the story to detectives after a long recovery.
The case has received national recognition
online at the web site of
Detectives say the killer is described as a black man in his twenties, who is overweight and has ties to the 31 Flavors gang.