Family renews call for tips in 2006 murder case

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The family of a little boy at the center of a murder mystery honoring his memory Saturday night and renewed the call for leads in his case.

On July 24, 2006, someone killed 10-year-old Blake Dickus and his stepmother, 26-year-old Chynna Dickus, in their Franklin home.

More than eight years later, the crime is still unsolved.

Saturday, dozens gathered to remember Blake and help get the word out in hopes of tracking down the person responsible for his death. His mother was there as they launched balloons into the sky and said prayers of support.

She said she isn't giving up on finding her son's killer, but the years of waiting haven't been easy.

"I do not see how somebody could do something like that to my son and his stepmother Chynna and still get by with this today," said Christina. "So I'm asking every one of you today to share Blake's story to help find this person who's committed this crime. He's out there. Somebody knows something."

The event also included a car show at Franklin Middle School. Some of the investigators working on the case were there and pledged to continue following-up until they get answers.

The city has offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest.