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After violent 2015, LMPD still working to bring justice to victims' families

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Aaron Combs and his fiance, Julie Clemons, were murdered inside their Louisville home at Dixie Highway and Hill Street. Aaron Combs and his fiance, Julie Clemons, were murdered inside their Louisville home at Dixie Highway and Hill Street.
It's been a year since Laura Combs lost her only son to gun violence and she says she's waited long enough for her son's case to be solved. It's been a year since Laura Combs lost her only son to gun violence and she says she's waited long enough for her son's case to be solved.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There were 81 homicides in Louisville last year and nearly half those cases remain unsolved. But Louisville Metro Police officials say it's just a matter of time before all of their homicide cases are solved.

Time is the key word.

It's been a year since Laura Combs lost her only son to gun violence and she says she's waited long enough for her son's case to be solved. 

"There's never a day that goes by that I don't cry. I constantly cry," Laura Combs said. "If Aaron was sitting here right now, I would tell him: 'mama loves you. I love you baby.' That's what I would tell him."

Sunday marked the first anniversary of his death. It was a painful day for Combs.

"I put in his video the funeral home made for us. I sat and watched it and asked why," Combs said. "He was my first born. He was a mama's boy. I don't know why this was done.  I don't know who.  It's not fair."

It was a violent start to 2015.

Aaron Combs and his fiance, Julie Clemons, were murdered inside their Louisville home at Dixie Highway and Hill Street. That same day, three teens were gunned down near Shively -- two died.

"I know Louisville has had so many murders last year, I just don't want them to be forgotten. I don't want him to be forgotten," Combs said.

There were 81 homicides in Louisville last year -- the most since the mid 1990s -- 36 of those cases remain unsolved.

"We'd like to have them all solved," LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said. "However, talking with the homicide detectives, we have some very credible leads on several of those.  It's just a matter of time before those are solved."

Mitchell says the department is dedicated to getting criminals off the streets and bringing justice to victims' families.

"I'm sure for them, it does feel like they're lonely or times that nobody cares. That's simply not the case.  We're very dedicated to finding closure to all these cases. No one is ever forgotten," Mitchell said. 

"I have hope that they'll one day find them so I can get some peace and closure.," Combs said. "I don't have that."

If you have information about that could help solve any open case, you're asked to call LMPD's anonymous tipline at 574-LMPD.

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