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Family suspects robbery, 'jealousy' in Kingston Ave. murder

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Eston Graver in photo from National Guard challenge program Eston Graver in photo from National Guard challenge program

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- His family wonders if jealousy of some sort led to the murder of a 21-year-old Louisville man.

The case that leaves relatives in grief, a best friend hurt and police looking for suspects.

Eston Graver's relatives and police want to know just what led him -- and that friend -- to a party on Kingston Avenue in Louisville, just after midnight Saturday.

"It is my son who was gunned down in cold blood," said Graver's father, Mark Graver. 

"There's a motive. Jealousy is a good motive. How do you walk into a place and (someone wants to harm) your child? That's jealousy, and then rob them?" asked Graver's mother, Norah Graver.

They spoke with reporters on Sunday.

It's not very specific, but so far, that's what Eston Graver's family believes led to his death, in the stairwell of an apartment building on Kingston Avenue about 12:15 Saturday morning.

The coroner's office said Graver had been shot in the torso.

He turned 21 earlier in the month, had attended the National Guard's challenge boot camp program, looked ahead to attending JCC next fall to study business -- and was engaged, family said.

"He was just amazing. Everyone that knows him knows that. He was incredible," said his fiancee, Jessica Harley.

Eston Graver's Facebook cover photo, posted in August, appears to show him counting cash in the driver's seat of a car.

It has a caption that says, "too hot to stop."

His father says Eston was proud of the money he had earned at his job -- one from which he was recently laid off.

Police said Sunday they had no suspects in the case.

Graver's 17-year-old best friend lies in University Hospital, recovering from his injuries."

I think he probably met the guys at another party he went to, that's what my thought is. My son, being so naive that he is, thinks that everybody is okay. But everybody is not okay. There's too much evil in this world," Norah Graver said.

Eston Graver lived in eastern Jefferson County.

Court records also show his arrest and booking in Metro Corrections last month, but details on that case were not available Sunday night.

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