Friends & family demand answers three years after unsolved murders

Friends & family gather three years after unsolved murders
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 7:02 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - It’s been three years since 20-year-olds Mariah Strother and Keijuan Baker were shot and killed at a Kentucky Avenue gas station in Evansville.

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Tuesday night, family and friends held a balloon release honoring their memory.

Her father, Kareem Strother demanded answers for the loss he suffered.

“The pain never stops,” he said. “I wake up to this pain. I go to bed with this pain.”

At the time, police said the pair had been shot while leaving the gas station, and two men were seen leaving the area.

Both then and now, no witnesses have come forward.

“There’s people that have seen it,” Strothers told 14 News on Tuesday. “There’s people that have seen a lot of these murders.”

He said part of why they released balloons was to show that they’re still asking for justice, both from the police investigating the murders and from the members of the community he said have stayed silent.

“If we have no witnesses coming forward, we have no case,” he said. “If we have no case, we have walking suspects.”

He said he hopes the display of around 300 balloons being released in the place she died might spur some action, some more investigation and maybe even some new information from someone who knows what happened.

If you have information about the murders, call the Evansville Police Department’s Detective’s Office at 812-436-7979.

Our Brady Williams spoke with Mariah’s father live on 14 News at 6:

Friends & family gather three years after unsolved murders