Though it cannot undo the damage done by a murder, the arrest and conviction of a killer can bring a family some answers and a sense of justice. But the thousands of Los Angeles County families of homicide victims whose slayings remain unsolved are left to deal with unanswered questions and the knowledge that their family member’s killer is at-large.
To provide information and support to those families still waiting on justice for their slain loved ones, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials partnered with other law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and victim advocacy groups Saturday to host their first-ever Unsolved Homicide Summit at the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau in Monterey Park.
“We are here out of a sense of love for you,” Sheriff’ Lee Baca told the dozens of families assembled at the meeting. Some had cases which had been solved, but many were still waiting for the day they will learn their family member’s killer has been captured.
“How you feel matters,” he said. “How you suffer matters.”