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Nine months later, there are still no answers for Jeffrey Singleton's family on why he was shot and killed in his Beckley home last March.

His family says they need your help in solving this nightmare. 

"I just don't understand how someone could hold that in their heart, and not tell anybody or say anything.  That's not fair to him, and it's not fair to the family," says Terri Singleton, Jeffrey's aunt.

Jeffrey's mom and dad describe Jeffrey as a caring man with big potential.

"He loved everybody, he was real friendly.  He didn't go around starting things with people or nothing like that," says Cynthia Tyree, Jeffrey's mother.

"He was a very intelligent kid also," adds Tim Singleton, Jeffrey's father.  "He was ready to go to North Carolina, go to school.  You know for that to get yanked from him, you know, so young… You never think about burying your child."

Police found Jeffrey Singleton dead at his Harlan Court apartment on the eve of March 3, 2012.  Investigators say that the murder actually happened around noon though and suspect it stemmed from a robbery. 

"It's a dense neighborhood.  A lot of people live in the same area, and being the time of day that this incident occurred, we would expect more people to come forward with this information, may have heard or seen something… That's kind of why we're pleading for more information at this time," says Detective Cpl. M. G. Bragg, of the Beckley Police Department.

Until that time comes, the family is holding onto memories and grieves the loss of their loved one.

"When I wake up, I go kiss his picture, so to me, he's there with me every day.  I still love him for life," says Terri Singleton.

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