COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A lack of leads has the family of a murdered Marine is taking matters in their own hands.
Zach Gamble’s family is not only canvassing the apartment complex where he was killed, they’re also putting up their own money to find leads.
With a $5,000 reward and a small army of friends and family, Tina Robbins is leading an effort to find out who delivered the fatal blow to her 34-year-old son on March 25.
“We have to know, and this person has to be made accountable,” Robbins told Channel 2’s Carl Willis.
She called Channel 2 Action News to join her as she returned to the Concord Crossing Apartments in Smyrna, where Gamble, a corporate planner, was found unconscious.
“He served two tours in Iraq and came home to his own land to be brutally murdered right in the spot where we are,” his mother said.
The family is retracing his steps and reaching out to anyone who might know what happened.
Meanwhile, their emotions are still raw from last week’s funeral service, where Gamble’s 7-year-old son had to say goodbye.
“He misses his dad (and) he wants to know if there’s any way we can get a phone call from heaven so he can just have a few words with his dad,” Robbins said.
The family hopes offering a reward will bring them one step closer to justice for Gamble. In addition to their reward, Crimestoppers is also offering $25,000. Anyone with information is being asked to call 404-577-TIPS.