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Sick mom seeks justice in son's cold case

Posted at 7:15 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 21:48:56-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Reggie Didier's family is making a renewed push to bring justice to his murder.

The 36-year-old was killed six years ago on May 31, 2010. An unknown assailant kicked through the door of his family home at Fletcher Avenue and Denny Street.

Didier stumbled from his bed to see what was happening, only to be shot five times in the chest.

The gunman fled – leavening no witnesses and few clues to his identity.

To Didier's neighbors, the killing remains as vivid as ever.

"It's never been solved," said Lois Ballinger. "That's said. And it's sad they got away with it so far. They need to catch them."

The investigation has been reassigned to the IMPD Cold Case Unit. Just last week, detectives began another round of interviews with people who may help solve the case.

"Our message to anyone suffering a loss of a loved one through violence is: The police department is very concerned," said Sgt. Kendale Adams. "And we're constantly looking into new information."

The investigation has taken on a new sense of urgency, as Didier's mother has cancer and isn't sure if she can hang on long enough to see police solve the murder.

"So that's a way I find peace," she said. "I put it in God's hands and ask him to take it over and make me strong, make this be solved. If not, I'm ready."

Anyone with information about Didier's murder should contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.