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Euclid murder 10 Years later: Parents seek answers in their son Jermayne Mitchell's death

Posted at 7:48 PM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 19:48:01-04

Wednesday marks exactly 10 years since a Euclid man was shot and killed while walking down the street. Police are still searching for the killer.

Jermayne Mitchell's mother and father told News 5 that they have stayed in contact with Euclid Police. They are hoping to work with investigators to breathe new life into the case.

“The last 10 years have been very trying,” said Vivian Mitchell, Jermayne’s mother.

Although it has been a decade, police have no solid leads. Vivian said she believes there may be someone out there who knows more than they are letting on.

“When you lose a child, it's a feeling only a mother would know,” said Vivian Mitchell, “A part of me died when Jermayne left me.”

She said on one hand, her family has forgiven the killer and has moved on, but at the same time, she will never be the same.

What happened

Back on April 26, 2007, Jermayne Mitchell, 27, was shot in the head and killed near the Park Side Gardens Apartments in Euclid.

Police said he was walking on the street to meet a friend when he was robbed. His last words were: "I told 'em I didn't have anything.”

Jermayne was the youngest of three and especially close with his father.

“We did everything together,” he said, “We were both a lover of cars, we collected classical and antique cars.”

Jermayne left behind his young son and his girlfriend.

His father, who works as a pastor, said his faith remains strong, but at times he does ask why this had to happen to his son.

“I'm a pastor, yet it's not a fact of me not trusting God,” Henry Mitchell said, “I know God never made a mistake, but it's devastating. Each day is a struggle for me.”

Henry and Vivian Mitchell said they have not given up hope. They're urging anyone who knows anything about this case to come forward and contact Euclid Police.