Family seeks closure in 2014 Marion County homicide

Family seeks closure in 2014 Marion County homicide
Kadarius Todd
Crime Scene on Highway 13 South
Crime Scene on Highway 13 South

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An unsolved murder from last year in Marion County still has authorities searching for answers and a family begging for closure.

A year ago this month, Kadarius Todd, 17, was killed on Highway 13 South in the "Hub Community" of Marion County.

Todd's family members describe him as a good kid that would have given anyone the shirt off his back in any circumstance.

"That was my child, that was my baby boy, he was 17 years old, and I loved him just the way everyone loves their children, I loved my baby," said Todd's mother, Jennifer Harris.

Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday May 4th, 2014, deputies responded to the area in the "Hub Community" for a call of shots fired.

When deputies arrived, Todd was in a tan Lincoln LS that was wrecked in a ditch near the Highway 13 South and Old Highway 13 South intersection, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.

Another juvenile in the vehicle was struck by gun fire, but the injures were not life threating.

Todd's family members have not had an easy process, and still search for answers daily.

"I have been crying every day and asking the Lord whoever did this, let them come forward and talk to the police about it, I'm hurt in my heart about it because it shouldn't have happened like that the way it did and my child, he was a good child," said Harris.

Harris said one of the last things Todd said to her was, he was just going to take her car for a while and he would be back.

"It would help me and my family a whole lot, we have been struggling and we have been hurting all along, this whole year since it happened," said Harris.

Authorities have interviewed multiple people involved, as well as talked to people in the area.

"We are just asking the public to come forward and if they know anything, anything at all they can come tell us, we need every little bit, as much information as we can get to try to get this thing solved," said Marion County Investigator Jason Breeland.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is also working with the Marion County Sheriff's Department on the investigation.

Todd's family explained how they are at the point now where they don't have any hate in their heart for whoever committed the crime.

They are just simply looking for closure.

"Whoever did this, I love you, and I will not have or hold anything against you, I just want you to feel free to talk to the police about it, because that was my child," said Harris.

"Anyone or anybody who knows what we are going through, or really cares, please come forward and talk to the police, please help our family get that closure," said Harris.

If you have any information regarding the case you can contact the Marion County Sheriff's Department at 601-736-2711.