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Jasper Co. Neighbors Trying to "Stop the Violence"

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Family members of several Jasper county murder victims spoke to neighbors in Ridgeland Saturday, urging everyone to step up and stop the violence.

"I'm surprised to see so many people come out here, we have victims here and it's pretty nice.."

Tearwornia Woods lost her son this year, his murder unsolved......and without answers she and many others are still in pain.

"It's getting better day by day, day by day. But it still hurts because nobody will come forward, you know and it's sad that the families have to get out here and hustle and bustle and beg people. We live together, we just need to know how to help one another, and come together and just help one another," said Woods.

And organizers say a rally like this may be the first step in helping each other.

"I will say or do anything I can to help these families in Jasper County based upon the killings and the things of that nature. So I reached out and asked for help and individuals were more than willing to come forward and get involved in the community to help us try to help law enforcement solve these crime," said organizer Charles Mitchell.

Jasper county Sheriff Greg Jenkins says he is thrilled to see the community step up like this because it really helps.

"If we can continue this monthly it's going to be great because it's keeping the community in touch and it's gonna be today,  I believe, that we're gonna get some information, where citizen will pull us to the side and say 'I want to talk with you' just like they've done a past. And impact such as this today will bring in more calls."

For Tearwornia Woods, she's pleading on behalf of everyone who's lost someone they love.

"Come forward, if anybody know anything about any of these murderers just to give the family peace of mind just to give the family of his mind."

If you have any information pertaining to any of the jasper county crimes they urge you to call crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

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