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Remembering Victims in Quadruple Murder

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Dozens of people braved the cold rain Thursday night to honor four lives cut short.

Community members called for calm amid the burning candles at the vigil outside of an Alpine Drive townhouse where four men -- Jamel Holloway, Lennis Harris Jr., Jonathan Skinner and LaJuan Coleman -- were murdered November 19. The shooting deaths remain unsolved.

"For some, the fact that they're young African-Americans, some people will say there's not as much urgency in catching these men, but I do believe the police are working as hard as they can," said the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Some police officers took part in the vigil.

"It hurts because I've got a young child," said Durham police Officer Ronald Thomas. "I've got a teenage boy, and it could have been me."

Durham police tell Eyewitness News they are following several strong leads and an active investigation continues. A $13,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the murders. Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Crime Stoppers at 683-1200.

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