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Family wants closure during weeks-long death investigation

Jason Richards (Source: Personal Facebook page) Jason Richards (Source: Personal Facebook page)

The shooting death of 15 year old Jason Richards remains a mystery more than a month after the teen’s body was found.

His family remains desperate for answers.

Richards went missing from Guntersville back in February. Three months later, his body turned up in the Langston community. Governor Bentley's office is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who has information that may lead to an arrest and conviction of the perpetrators, but so far no suspects have been identified.
"We just want to know the truth about what happened to Jason,” Lee Richards, the boy’s uncle, said.

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Police said Jason died of a gunshot wound. Back in May, detectives said they had several persons of interest, but weeks later, no arrests have been made.

"You know it bothers me to the core that he ended up in the woods instead of growing up and having a family and living a full life,” Lee said.

The Richards are asking the community to help bring closure to their family.

"We want anybody that's got any kind of information to come forward,” Lee said. “Because we don't believe that Jason was accidentally killed."

Until then, the family is left waiting and wondering.

"It leaves us with too many questions that we have no answers to,” Richards said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Albertville police department at 256-878-1212 or the Albertville Police Detective Division at 256-891-8274

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