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Jasper Co Neighbors Want Answers

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Jasper County, S.C. -

Jasper County residents are fed up with what's happening in their community.

More than 25 unsolved murders---that's what neighbors are saying and they want answers.

It's been a month since the community held its "Stop the Violence" rally in Ridgeland, asking for neighbors with information to come forward. Yet families of several victims say they've had little to no progress in solving their loved ones murders.

Families of five murder victims came out to Ridgeland's Turpin park Sunday, to tell NEWS 3 that they're tired of the unsolved crimes in their community.

They say there are currently more than 25 unsolved murders in the county and they're fed up over murders like the shooting-death of Darius Woods.

"I've been working real hard trying to find out what happened to my child. I mean you can call and you can get information and may not be nothing but it's like nobody... it's like they're dragging there feet, like it's okay will work on that tomorrow, will look into that," said mother, Terwornia Woods.

And other families need answers too.

"We have no closure none of us, if we had some kind of answer it would help us process with our grief and understand some of what happened and why," said Karon Roberts.

"I have this ache in my heart and worse a hole my soul... why wouldn't somebody say something, why?" said Valeria Inabinette.

The group says community silence is a big part of the problem....

"Nobody want to talk nobody want to do nothing. No call, anything, it's rough. It's really rough when you can't get no help from the community," said Woods.

All of this has led to many living in a constant state of fear.

"I use my alarm even in the daytime, even the daytime. I have a gate, I shut it, I always keep it shut," said Inabinette.

"It's white's, it's blacks, its Hispanics, you know crime don't discriminate. It happens to anyone and that's what people need to realize. It's not just one particular community, its happening across the whole entire county," said Charles Mitchell.

And they're hoping someone will step forward.

Sheriff Jenkins was unavailable for comment, but has said that updates on these cases may take time as authorities gather evidence and build cases, and asks everyone to be patient.

The families are pleading to anyone with information about any of the unsolved murders in Jasper County to please call your local law enforcement or Crimestoppers at 912-652-3560


Darius Woods
Shaquille Grant
Glenn Settles
Calvin Stevenson
Johnny Swinton
Chad Beckett
Meka Welch
Amanda Palitta
Kevin Wiggins
Wandalynn Bush
David Huberty
Sherrylynn Pittman
David Pruitt
Amadadu Sette
Marvette Ferrell
David Nelson
Larry John Jenkins
Eric brown
Johnny Harris
Anthony Bostick (bo rabbit)
Larry McCloud
Mary Wright
Nathaniel Miller
The newest one to the list is Arnold Beath ..

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