Mother continues to search for answers 2 years after son’s murder

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 20-year-old is murdered and still two years later his case is unsolved, but his family and his community refuse to give up.

"I miss his hugs and his kisses. He was my baby," Tiffany Oliver said.

Tiffany Oliver is standing in the same spot where her son was shot and killed.

Marvel JohnsonTiffany Oliver, 20, was shot in his stomach near 81st and Tracy. Later that night his mom heard the words that replay iher head every day.

"From the night the doctor told me he didn't make it. That's the same pain I still feel today," she said.

That was two years ago.

Still, she has no idea who murdered her son. So near the two year anniversary of his death she is stepping on the same concrete he was killed on, bravely asking for answers.

"When you don't talk, you allow killers to roam free. The person that killed my child could kill again," Oliver said.

People from the community helped her hand out flyers with her son's face on it. People she's hoping were around two years ago.

"The killer doesn't deserve to be walking free. My baby deserves justice," she said.

"We don't care if it's 10 years later we expect to get this case solved," Mother's in Charge leader Rosilyn Temple said.

Oliver says she refuses to let her son's memory drift away with other unsolved cases. She says she'll keep coming back to this neighborhood no matter how many years it takes.

"My baby mattered. Marvell Lamont Johnson, he mattered," said Oliver.

The search for answers doesn't stop in that neighborhood. If you know anything about this you're asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.