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Victim’s mom ‘miserable’

The mother of a slain 19-year-old man describes the last 805 days as “miserable.”

The mother of a slain 19-year-old man describes the last 805 days as “miserable.”

The parents of Robbie Jones — who was shot outside his NE home in 2008 are resorting to door-to-door tactics to help find answers in their son’s death.

“We need justice for Robbie,” said Darleen Jones, Robbie’s mother.

Police still have no suspects in custody and are hoping to have more witnesses come forward.

Calgary Crime Stoppers will be distributing about 850 flyers with Robbie’s photo and information about his murder in four different languages, around the NE neighbourhood where he was executed.

The flyers will begin being delivered by Canada Post starting this week.

Police are hoping these flyers will trigger the memory of any potential witnesses.

“We have stalled somewhat, we are hoping this approach may yield some further results,” said Det. Len Minello, with the Major Crimes Section.

Police say his death was not random.

They also say Robbie was not a gang member and they still have no reason to believe his death was gang-related.

“We always suspected it was an ongoing thing from school days,” said Ed Jones, Robbie’s father.

Robbie’s parents are hopeful these flyers will help get someone behind bars.

“We feel like prisoners in our home,” said Darlene, adding that since Robbie’s death, even the simple act of shopping alone terrifies her.

Anyone with any information regarding Robbie’s death is encouraged to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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