Friends and detectives plead for answers in cold case murder of Louisville mother

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Scroll through Tai Meade's photos, and you'll find memories made with her friend, Tiffany.

"She was a good friend," Meade said. "She was a good person, a beautiful girl that lit up every room she walked in to."

Those pictures are the last the two will ever take together though. Tiffany Thompson was gunned down two years ago this week.

"Police found her body on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound," Thompson said.

The discovery was made in front of a friend's house on the normally quiet New La Grange Road, not far from Oxmoor Center.

"She has three children who have to go to bed every night and wonder what happened to their mom," Meade said. "The youngest one was only six months old when she passed."

Meade is making it her mission to bring the case back into the spotlight.

"Somebody knows something. Somebody saw something," she said. "There has to be something out there."

Even police admit the case is on the verge of going cold.

"It's been assigned to a detective," LMPD Sgt. Gregory Bird said. "We've been working through all the leads that we've received, but we don't have any more leads to work with."

Prior to her death in 2016, Thompson had a tough year. Her tanning salon closed, there was a divorce from her youngest child's father and restraining orders between the couple revealed claims of domestic violence.

Back then, police said Thompson's ex was not a suspect. Tuesday came with a change in tune from LMPD homicide.

"Cases, they shift with time," Bird said. "We're still looking at everybody. Everybody is still open to being a suspect."

Detectives are now calling Thompson's ex a person of interest.

"Just like everybody else is associated with the victim," Bird added.

It's a different look at the case two years later for LMPD, while the heartbreak for friends and family remains painfully the same.

"It's not fair that she is no longer with us, but the person that decided to take her away is free to walk the streets and do whatever they want," Meade said.

If you have information that can break this case, police ask that you call 574-LMPD.

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