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Family of murdered man still seeking answers

The Huntsville Police Department needs help from the public to solve this murder.

Posted: Jun 27, 2018 10:10 PM
Updated: Jun 27, 2018 10:13 PM

The family of Percy Corn, known as Junior to them, is still mourning his unsolved murder.

It happened a year ago Wednesday at the corner of Barbara Drive northwest and Peachtree Street northwest in Huntsville.

According to his family the 48 year old Corn died right in the doorway of his house following being shot during a robbery.

For the family, the wind blowing as they try to light candles at his vigil Wednesday night is a sign of his spirit.

"We feel you Junior. We feel you baby," said Junior's sister Teresa Rice.

A year later Junior's murder is still the only unsolved murder of 2017 in Huntsville.

"I'm not angry, but I am frustrated, because of the way that he died. He just didn't deserve to die the way he died," said Rice.

His family thought the person responsible would have been caught within a couple of days.

"We still don't know no more than we did when it happened and it's hard. I miss Junior," said Rice.

This vigil and party has some of Junior's favorite activities:

Music, dancing, and people having a good time.

"Fun loving, loved to dance, had a beautiful smile like a ray of sunshine," said Rice.

The Huntsville Police Department told WAAY 31 they have some evidence they could match to the person who did it, but the trail has run dry, because people in the community aren't talking about what happened.

"As close knit as this community is it was one person who went in there and took my brothers life and nobodies seen nothing, nobody heard nothing; I don't understand that. I never understood that," said Rice.

This grieving family just wants closure with the person responsible being caught and they need your help.

"Please help us bring Junior's killer, murderer, to justice. Please, justice for Junior," said Rice.

The Huntsville Police Department told WAAY 31 they're confident someone in Huntsville knows who did this, because typically criminals brag about what they did.

They just need people to come forward with information.

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