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Family still seeks answers in Rickie Dunn homicide

“That’s when he was a baby,” James Dunn Sr. said as he pointed to a picture of his son, Rickie Dunn. “This is some of his football there, when he was a Kewpie. That was the last picture a week before it happened.”

Rickie Dunn was shot and killed on Illinois Avenue in Columbia on November 30 and still no arrests have been made.

“It’s really tough,” Dunn Sr. said. “I’ll be honest, I’m kind of cold on the inside. It’s just a hollow feeling.”

Dunn Sr. said he will never have peace until he knows what happened to his son, but he said he feels that question is no closer to being answered than it was the morning he was killed.

“We’re relying on what little we see from the news because we know they may have access to find out a little but more about what law enforcement has, but it looks like they haven’t been able to obtain much from law enforcement officials either,” he said.

ABC 17 News has been following up on the case weekly, but police say they have no new information and the investigation is ongoing.

“I feel like I have to be strong for my family because they want to know, ‘Why ain’t nothing being done, why ain’t somebody saying something?'” Dunn Sr. said. “And I’m tired of saying ‘I don’t know.'”

Dunn Sr. and his family had a plea for the public Monday night.

“We just want to reach out to the community and say we have no hard feelings,” he told ABC 17 News. “But we do have hurt, and that hurt is heavy right now. And we just want some comfort, knowing that our child did not die in vain.”

The family is encouraging anyone who may have seen or heard something to come forward.

Dunn Sr. said he just wants to keep Rickie Dunn’s story alive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbia police or Crime Stoppers at 573-875-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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