Crime Stoppers: Mother desperate to solve son’s 2014 cold case murder

ATLANTA — A mother is trying to get new attention on her son’s unsolved murder case.

Joshua Barkley was shot and killed at a southeast Atlanta home in November 2014.

More money was added to the reward in hopes of generating leads for investigators. Barkley’s family desperately needs help.

This is now a cold case. After more than six years, investigators are still working the case.

Channel 2′s Darryn Moore met Lisa Barkley and her family at a house, which is now abandoned and boarded up. It’s where her son was shot and killed on Nov. 29 2014.

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“Two or three guys came and knocked on the door,” Lisa Barkley said. “My son Joshua was one of the people killed in the house.”

Barkley was 19 years old and visiting his father on Richmond Ave.

Police said the gunmen shot five people. Three people died and two survived.

Investigators released a sketch of the men wanted for murder in 2015.

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“People know more than what they’re saying. They are not coming forward,” Barkley said.

To generate leads for investigators, the family added $9,500 to the Crime Stoppers $2,000 reward.

They’re hoping more money will get someone talking.

“People don’t want to talk unless it’s a reward behind it. Unless they get some sort of incentive. So I think us putting more money with the Crime Stoppers will definitely help,” said Kenyatta Barkley, Joshua Barkley’s sister.


Kenyatta Barkley said after more than six years and no arrests, the family can’t rest.

“It’s gotten better over the years but it still hurts,” Kenyatta Barkley said.

The family wants justice and Joshua’s killers behind bars.

If you have any information on Barkley’s murder, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS. You don’t have to give your name to cash in on the reward.

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