DETROIT (FOX 2) - The death of Curtis Maddox is a case that goes back nearly 25 years.
The murder of the 19-year-old remains unsolved and, although the case has gone completely cold, the man's family hopes if the killer doesn't come forward someone in the community will.
Curtis grew up in the city of Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School. His family says the young man was trying to start building his life when someone took it. He was shot and killed in the early morning of May 10, 1994.
The case goes back so far and his family has very little to go on. They only know that he was at two locations leading up to his death.
Loved ones say Curtis went to a gas station in the area of Six Mile and John R for a bite to eat. A short time later, his body was found on west Robinwood near John R.
Curtis left two children behind, forever griefing for their father.
"I'm the oldest. I just wish I would have had the chance to have my dad in my life. Whoever took him, you took a big part of our life. We didn't even get a chance to know him, and I just pray if anyone seen this to please come forward, please," says Kamiya James.
Demarco Murray was just a baby at the time of his father's death.
"I have two kids. I never met my father. I have two kids of my own just like him. I just wish I would have met him, do the things I do with my kids he could have done with me. If know anything or saw anything, I ask you please come forward," he said.
"Curtis was a loving brother. He had two beautiful kids. We all miss him so much. He's not here to see his kids and grandkids grow. So if anyone out there watching this, please call Crime Stoppers," says Celelia Maddox.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of $2,500 for information leading to an arrest.
The number to call is 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will always remain anonymous.