The Seminole Heights community is banding together in the wake of three murders. Police say all three are random and they are asking for help from the public to find the killer.
Hundreds of neighbors walked the streets together.
“It hit really close to home, really close to home,” Nora Ortiz said.
Guided by candles and the lights on police cars, people who knew these three victims, and even more who didn’t, walk together. Their steps connect the three spots where 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell, 32-year-old Monica Hoffa and 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa were found murdered. All three were within a 10 block radius in Seminole Heights.
Family members are in unthinkable pain, Naiboa’s father spoke out.
“They kill him just for nothing, just for fun, like he was nothing like he’s not a human life nothing, I’m stepping right on his blood right here,” he said.
Police officers walk alongside neighbors, listening and reassuring. But fear is still gripping this community. Law enforcement still warning people not to walk alone, and asking people to come forward with even the smallest detail.
Prayers are for the victims, their families and to get the killer off the streets.
“They’re waiting for him to hit again, well I’m not, I want him to get caught before anything else happens, nobody else needs to die, it’s not right,” Ortiz said.
There is a community meeting Monday night at Edison Elementary School at 6:30 pm.