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Huntsville police have 6 unsolved murders in 2013

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Six of the city's 25 murder cases remain unsolved. Six of the city's 25 murder cases remain unsolved.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville police are investigating several homicides for the year 2013. Six of those cases remain unsolved. 

The shooting death of 46-year-old Ulas Lacy on Wilkenson Drive Sunday night brings the Huntsville homicide total to a record-setting 25.

Six of the 25 murders remain unsolved. 

In October, Jeffrey Harris was shot and killed during a drug deal at a home on Cable street.  In September, 41 year old Cedrick Fletcher had been shot multiple times on Clifford Road.

In May two brothers, 76-year-old Anthony Jackson and 69-year-old Terry Jackson, were stabbed to death at West Huntsville United Methodist Church. The first homicide of the year was 44-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Alonzo McGhee.  He was found shot to death outside of his home in January.

Sergeant Floyd Smith with Huntsville Police said each case is different and it depends on the information and the evidence they get to determine how quickly they can make an arrest. 

"We are working diligently on these cases," Smith said. "These cases do not fade from our memory. We know there are family members who want their loved one to have closure in their case and to know that the people who took them away are behind bars. Unfortunately that's not always possible." 

Greg Parker was friends with McGhee. He hoped his murder would be solved quickly, but it's been nearly a year since he was killed.

"Someone needs to be brought to justice," he said. "Anybody who knows something. He's got three children that go to bed every night knowing that their dad's murderer is still on the street. I don't see how they can ever rest not knowing what happened and who took their father's life."

Sgt. Smith said HPD is following any and all leads they get. 

"There is some active information on several different cases," he said. 

Sgt. Smith said 2013 could be one of those years where we see a spike in murders. He said it's been about 10 years since they've seen the number get this high.

If you have any information that could help Huntsville Police solve these open cases, call (256) 213-4503.

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