MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - There have been 31 homicides this year in Montgomery. As we end the year, eleven of those homicides remain unsolved. The most recent death is a man who was gunned down in front of his children on Christmas Day.
"I just hope don't nobody else get killed the rest of this year. And I just wish the person who did it would just gone and turn himself in so I can gone and get some closure," Montgomery resident Linda Mushat said.
Mushat lost her son 25-year-old Jervarin Mushat to gunfire on Christmas day and police are still searching for a suspect. She's reflecting on what she's lost. Police say the victims in the other 10 unsolved cases are: Robert Kendrick, Arkita Stevenson and her unborn baby girl, Robert Brown, Dunio Antonio Anabor Escoto, Juan Domingo Mendez, Jaderico Langford and Des'wana Gregory, Pablo Morales and Dermaine Belser. All cases with no arrests, no leads and no closure for the family.
"My heart goes out to everybody's who's child who got killed and they still haven't found the people, my heart go out to you'll," Mushat said.
In February, Kendrick's body was found off old Hayneville Road. In April, Stevenson's body was found behind a church on West Fleming Road. In May, Brown was shot at his apartment and later died. That same month, Escoto was shot and killed.
In July, Mendez was found shot to death in his home. At the end of August, Langford and Gregory were gunned down in Gibbs Village apartments. In September, Morales died from gunshot wounds. And in November, Belser's was shot and killed.
Jervarin's mother is making a plea for the violence to stop.
"Let's go into 2012, no more murders, just stop; everybody just stop please stop cause nobody don't know how we feel," Mushat said.