SYLACAUGA, Ala. —
Casey Nicole Kizer, Melissa Joy McDonald and Jerry Ray DeLee. Although their names, ages and genders may be different. They all have this in common: victims of Sylacauga's 2018 homicides.
Kizer, a 17-year-old from Hoover was killed in a shooting in July. McDonald, a clerk at the AOC Texaco was killed back in August, and DeLee was shot and killed in November.
Police Chief Kelley Johnson said in DeLee's homicide, they have a person of interest already in custody, but it is on unrelated charges, and no charges have been pressed in DeLee's homicide.
Johnson said investigators continue to talk with witnesses or others involved. He adds that evidence is still being processed, and they are waiting for results. He adds that they have leads in the cases, and that they wish they could have closed these cases out before, but they want to make sure they make the best case possible.
"We really want to make sure we bring closure to this, not just for the families but our community," Chief Johnson said. "Some of the suspects are members of our community, some of the victims are members of our community, and we want to make sure that we do the best job we can for the people in the community, as well as the family of our victims."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sylacauga Police Department at 256-401-2450