As homicide numbers grow in Louisville family of murder victim wonders if case will ever be solved
There have been 65 additional homicides in Louisville since Charles Cowherd was killed in June.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Nicole Cowherd’s husband, Charles Cowherd, was killed nearly six months ago. With the number of homicides growing in the city every week she worries her husband's case is being put on the back burner.
She keeps a picture of him close by and the necklace she wears symbolizes her broken heart.
“My whole word stopped June 17th. My world stopped,” Cowherd told WDRB News.
And every day since then has been torturous.
“Each day I walk out of my house and I look into other people's eyes not knowing who killed my husband,” she said. “And in the back of my mind, this is what I've been going through for almost six months, this person I'm standing next to might be the one that killed my husband.”
Six months after her husband was shot eight times, no one has been arrested. Family wants someone to be held accountable for his killing on South 23rd Street in late spring.
“They say it gets better with time, but I don't know when that's going to happen. They took a beautiful spirit,” said Tarcia Parker, Charles’ sister.
“I need justice. I need closure,” Cowherd said.
Family fears when they will get actually closure because of all the violence and overworked police in Louisville.
“It's every day, every week it's murder after murder after murder. These detectives are working around the clock, but in my mind it's like they've forgot about my husband because this one popped up,” Cowherd said.
Cowherd doesn't want her husband to become another unsolved cold case.
“It's heartbreaking. It's heartbreaking,” she said.
“Look at that smile. That's what you saw all the time from him… and that's something we won't ever see again from him,” Parker said.
Still wearing her wedding ring, Cowherd prays one day she will get justice for her husband.
“I know what God can do. God, he hears me cry in the middle of the night when nobody's around. See God sees all and knows all. And even if I don't get justice on this side of the earth, when God calls me home I'm going to meet my husband one day. I'm going to meet him. So that gives me a little bit of hope,” she said.
Charles' death has left many broken hearts. He had 17 brothers and sisters and seven children himself. Family is pleading for anyone to come forward with information in the case so that their hearts can begin to heal.
If you know or witnessed anything the day Charles Cowherd died, you're asked to call police at 574-LMPD (5673).
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