Mother pleads for answers, a 'better Detroit' after son's murder

It's been three months, and the family of a man murdered in southwest Detroit is still hoping for answers - and justice. 

Nathan Holmes was described as a generous man by his family - and that's one of the reasons why his mother cannot understand this tragedy. Rhonda Beare is also asking the community an emotional question.

"So I have a question to ask: do you want a better Detroit? Then, don't let evil people who kill good people, win."

She's hoping anyone who may have information about her son's murder will speak up.

On December 19, 2018 44-year-old Nathan Holmes was found shot to death in his home on 31st Street Near Herbert, just south of the I-94 freeway in southwest Detroit.

"I don't understand why someone would kill him. Nathan did not have nor desire material things. He would rather give than keep something for himself. Nathan would order a $6 lunch and leave a $20 tip," Beare said. "I called him one day and he was making peanut butter sandwiches. He said he was taking them to some hungry folks down the street. Our world needs more giving like Nathan did."

"What I've seen most is the pain that Rhonda is going through. This shouldn't happen to any mother. So I'm asking for especially who may have seen something, look at it from a mother's viewpoint. She needs justice, just as Nathan does," said David Beare, Nathan's step father. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $8,000 for information that leads to an arrest. If you have that information, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous.