’I feel helpless’: Mother desperate for answers 1 year after son’s death

Local mother is getting ready for a second Christmas without her son

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — “People think time heals all wounds but it doesn’t, not when you lose a child,” said Latrice Cushon.

“I really just want to know what happened to my son,” said Cushon.

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Sixteen months later, Cushon says she hasn’t received much information on the case from detectives with Dekalb Police.

“I would send emails and I wouldn’t get a response,” Cushon said. “I would leave voicemails, I wouldn’t get a response.”

We reached out to Dekalb County police and they sent us this statement saying, “Our investigators have exhausted every possible lead or suspect, and unfortunately, we have no new updates.”

“I feel helpless and I feel like there’s no empathy,” said Cushon. “With the detectives it’s just a case and me it’s personal.”

In the meantime, not having Tyrese around during the holidays Cushon says in hard on the entire family.


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“The holidays for me and many like myself and my son, it’s horrible,” said Cushon. “We want them to come and go as quickly as possible because it’s a time of sorrow, it’s grieving all over again.”

Cushon believes someone witnessed what happened to her son and wants them to come forward.

“There is no closure and I want whoever did it to be held accountable and I want to be able to face them and tell them what they took from us,” said Cushon. “I want to be able to do that and then maybe I’ll have some peace.”

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers or Dekalb PD homicide unit at 770-724-7780.

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