Five cold case families looking for justice - Tucson News Now

Five cold case families looking for justice

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Just mention their loved ones name and it sparks several different emotions.

Heartache and devastation, for five families that are dealing with the loss of a loved one that was murdered. The oldest case happened more than 30 years ago, while the newest case is from 2014.

Homicide Survivors brought these families together in downtown Tucson, in hopes that someone would hear their story and maybe have a tip that could lead to an arrest.

James “Jimmy” Gunderson died in August of 1986. His family says, he was found bloody and beat up in the back of his own pick-up truck. They told Tucson News Now that Jimmy was not a violent person.

Richard Vega died from stab wound back in December of 2004. According to his family, he was planning to go to his first University of Arizona basketball game. He was riding with some friends, but he never made it to the game. With no new clues, his family is calling for justice for “Ricky”.

Ernesto Aros was killed in 2005. His mother says, his case went cold after two months. Aros went to a house party, and was shot and killed. His story is like the others, no new clues or tips on the case since his death. All his mother wants is justice for her son.

If you have any information on these cases. You are asked to call 88-CRIME.

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