Mom makes emotional plea for leads in son's murder



ATLANTA, Ga. - A metro Atlanta mother is pleading for help in finding the two people, police say, killed her son about one year ago.

Channel 2's Ashley Swann spoke to the victim’s family on Danforth Road in southwest Atlanta, where they held a memorial service with hopes of sparking new leads.

Jordan Timmy Ashley was walking home from a nearby bus stop when he was shot, literally feet from his neighborhood. His mother said it is physically painful to see the site every day, especially since his killers still haven't been caught.

"No parent needs to have to go through what I am experiencing right now; No parent, not like this," said Carlyn Ashley.

Saturday afternoon, Carlyn Ashley and her family gathered among photos of her 21-year-old son, and the things and foods he loved most, to remember his life, exactly one year after it was taken.

“Painful. It's so painful. I've kind of tried to become numb," she said.

Channel 2 Action News cameras were there last August after police said Jordan Ashley was robbed, and then shot in the stomach as he walked back to his home from work.

Sketches of two young men suspected in his murder, and another robbery that happened around the same time, are posted in the neighborhood, but the victim’s mom fears the case has grown cold.

“At nights, I’m unable to sleep because I’m wondering, who is that person? Or who are those persons still out there probably still hurting other people?," she said.

Carlyn Ashley describes her son as a caring, compassionate young man, who graduated high school with honors and dreamed of becoming a marine biologist.

“They took a part of my life that's irreplaceable," she said.

With her own dreams for her son shattered, Carlyn Ashley prays at least justice will eventually come.

“Please, please. I'm pleading; just begging, just asking to come forward with whatever information. It would be greatly appreciated," she said.

Anyone with information about his death is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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