Murdered Man’s Family Celebrates Thanksgiving
DELLWOOD, MO. (KTVI) – The family of a man found murdered on a North City street faced their first Thanksgiving without him, or a suspect.
“This is the meat for the stuffing…”
Gerald Sain directed the preparation of a Thanksgiving feast.
“And in the oven, the ham,” he poses. “Do you want to get a picture of that, too?”
His family erupted in laughter, even though Gerald was cooking without his right-hand man: his little brother, Larry.
“We just did his birthday November 14th,” Gerald shook his head. “We knew this was right behind it.”
On July 19, 2012, police found then 36-year-old Larry in the middle of Riverview Boulevard and Lalite Avenue in North St. Louis City. He had been shot to death. By Thanksgiving Day, Larry’s favorite holiday, no one had been charged.
“Whoever was there, or seen, or heard something,” Gerald shook his head again. “Don’t want to come forward.”
A car wash in August paid for Larry’s funeral. But, his widow Kishea said supporting the couple’s 15-year-old daughter Lauren and 7-year-old son Larry Junior had been tough.
“And this is our new baby,” Kishea held a curly-haired baby boy, Cornelius. “We just had on November the 3rd. He was just born.”
Kishea said knowing her husband’s killer was still free was sometimes crushing.
“I’m angry, I’m mad. I try to figure it out,” she said, wiping away tears. Her sister-in-law cried, too. “I talk with God every day, because I just don’t understand right now.”
Investigators did not have a motive for Larry’s murder. But, Kishea said that his attackers — if they knew just one thing — would never hurt Larry.
“They destroyed so many lives,” she pointed out, her children watching their mother cry. “Family, friends. They destroyed a lot of people by taking one man.”
Gerald pleaded: “Find it somewhere in their heart to help our family to close this up.”
The family planned to raise reward money to help find Larry’s killer. Anyone with any information is asked to call St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers (866)371-TIPS(8477), or visit https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=448.