Murder victim's family looking for answers

WILMINGTON -- It's been more than seven months since 21-year-old Dywaune Reshaune Simpson was shot and killed in the Nesbitt Court housing development. No arrests have been made in connection with the October, 2007 murder and Simpson's family is searching for answers. "It's a hurt that no one can take away," said Simpson's mother, Laverne. "I talked to him on the phone about 45 minutes before he was shot and told him I loved him and he said it to me, he talked to his kids, told them he loved them, he talked to them several times, that's how we always end our phone calls, 'I love you', and then we got the call that he was shot and our life hasn't been the same since then," she said. Simpson's family wants whoever took him away from them to be held accountable. His mother said, "It's hard not knowing, and these people are still walking around on the streets and it's just, we just miss him every day. I mean it's just a part of our heart that's gone." Simpson's sister Shellery White said, "He was a good person. I consider him as a man now, but when he was living, that was my baby, 'cause even though he had two kids, that was my little brother, there's my heart." His family members said Simpson loved life and lived it to the fullest. They said he shared an outgoing attitute with his two young sons. Six year-old Dywaune Jr. said, "I love my daddy and he takes care of me and my brother and we'll never see him again." The case is still under investigation, but Simpson's relatives say they know who's responsible. According to Wilmington Police, witnesses described the shooter as a tall, skinny, black man wearing a hooded sweatshirt. "I understand everybody may be scared, but he would have been there for ya'll. Please come forward and let everybody know what happened to Dywaune," White said. If you know any information about Simpson's murder, call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600.

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