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Family pleads for information in cold case murder

Family pleads for information in cold case murder

Family pleads for answers in cold case murder (Source: WOIO) Family pleads for answers in cold case murder (Source: WOIO)
Lorenzo Frazier was killed in July 2014 (Source: Family) Lorenzo Frazier was killed in July 2014 (Source: Family)
A Cleveland family is still waiting for justice as a murder investigation turns into a cold case.

Someone killed 42-year-old Lorenzo Frazier in 2014. His ashes are still in his family's living room.

"I keep it here just to be like, if I'm down and if I'm thinking about him I just look at it and I talk to him," said Laurele Moore, Lorenzo's niece.

On July 29, 2014, Lorenzo got into an argument with a younger man outside of a corner store near East 134th Street and Kinsman. As he walked away, Lorenzo was shot in the back and later died. 

"He was cold blood. It wasn't like 'ohh I'm in front of your face' no, they shot him from behind so he didn't even expect, he didn't even have a chance," said Moore.

Police have given Lorenzo's family very little hope. Detectives told them no one is coming forward, afraid of being labeled a snitch.

"People don't want to tell because they think that oh if I snitch I'm going to have a bad reputation," said Moore.

Lorenzo's family keeps the candling burning until they catch the killer, and then can spread Lorenzo's ashes. 

Moore has a simple request to anyone who knows what happened, "It would be the right thing if whoever did it come forth. Don't have this on your conscious. It's not worth it."

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