Families of Paige Stalker, Christine Samuel wait for justice 1 year later

The families of two young women cut down by violence continue waiting for breaks in their cases a year later.

It has been more than a year since the murders of Paige Stalker and Christina Samuel.

One year ago in Detroit the murders of both young women shot and killed a few days apart, rocked their communities. Today both families are still waiting for justice.

On Monday a rally with friends and family of both victims came together.

Both families continue to plea for those who know something to come forward and help solve these cases.

"They need to really think about what they did and turn themselves in," said Paige's mother, Jennifer Stalker.

"We are two grieving families and we need answers," said Christina's father Christopher Samuel.

Community activists, Crime Stoppers and both families joined forces at the scene where Paige was gunned down as she sat in a car with friends last December.

"The perpetrators of these dastardly acts are still out there,'" said activist Malik Shabazz. "They are still perpetrating that's what we can't forget."

Stalker's mom came to the crime scene last week on the one year anniversary of her daughter's murder.

"We all came out here that evening and had a prayer," Stalker said. "It was comforting but it's hard. I would hate for anyone to have to go through this."

Police say both cases are being investigated.

But sources tell FOX 2 that two people of interest in the Stalker case are locked up and have been charged and convicted on other crimes.

"If that's not the case, then we still need someone to come forward," Stalker said.

Activists say the key to solving these investigations is the public.

"If you have any information no matter how insignificant you think it is we are asking you please make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers," said John Broad of Crime Stoppers.

The two families say they have formed a sacred bond that helps them get through the pain.

"Chris and I get together for coffee, talk," said Stalker. "We are kind of going through this all together."

"We cry together, we have coffee sometimes and share words, comfort each other," Samuel said.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or Detroit police at (313) 596-5200.
 


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