Community rallies for justice in Paige Stalker, Christina Samuel murders

The families and friends of two young women murdered on Detroit's east side in separate incidents came together on Monday. 

Supporters gathered for a rally and prayed for answers and that someone will be held accountable for the deaths of 16-year-old Paige Stalker and 22-year old Christina Samuel

"The murderers are still out there and if they are still out there - there is a need for the people to organize, to get up and stand up," said community activist Malik Shabazz.

Shabazz hit the streets Monday afternoon passing out flyers, hoping that by keeping the stories of Stalker, Samuel and other murder victims alive that someone will provide the missing pieces to these puzzles and solve these murder mysteries. 

"You can't imagine the pain and the grief that Chris and I go through," Dave Lawrence grandfather of Paige Stalker.

Joining the group to pass out flyers the grandfather of Paige Stalker and the father of Christina Samuel

"We still have a $150,000 reward out there for the capture and conviction of Paige's murderer," Lawrence said.

"One person out there who could make a difference," said Christopher Samuel, Christina's father. "One person who stands up and tells what they know. Because someone knows more than what they're telling."

Samuel was gunned down and killed in Detroit when two men opened fire on the car she and a friend were sitting in last December 

Stalker was killed that same month as she sat in a car with other teens and bullets were fired into the vehicle. The car was parked on the Grosse Pointe-Detroit border. 

Paige's grandfather say the other teens who were inside the vehicle with Paige are not being helpful with providing information.

"I rather not comment," he said.

But these activists say these murder victims and police need answers and they need them now.

"That's not snitching," said Shabazz."That's being a good citizen, human being. That's what we're suppose to do."

As the investigation continues, the Stalker family concentrates on making communities safer through foundation work. 

Both men say they have a formed a bond as they deal with these tragic circumstances.

"He knows how I feel and I know how he feels," Lawrence said of Samuel. "He's my rock and I'm his." 
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