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Mothers of murdered victims ask for help identifying suspects

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Robert, 30, worked at Sears. Robert, 30, worked at Sears.
Anthony, 26, was a chef. Anthony, 26, was a chef.
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(WMC-TV) - Lives were taken too soon last summer. Now, the mothers of the men killed at a home on East Yates Road in Memphis are speaking with new information on the case.

The mothers of Anthony Conte and Robert Schmidt have never talked publicly about the murders of their sons. The mothers hope a new reward will lead to the killer.

Sarah Conte said her brother was tall and handsome.

"It's just sad that he's gone," she said.

Two families are tied together in grief.

"It's very tough. It's 411 days, it's 58 weeks and we are still not any farther," said Robert Schmidt's mother, Brigette.

Robert, 30, worked at Sears; Anthony, 26, was a chef. Both men were shot to death in a home invasion in a basement on East Yates last year.

"I'm so happy I save voicemails because I listen to his voice quite often," said Anthony's mother, Pam.

Her son's photo joins other victims on a quilt at the Victim to Victory office. It is a place where Conte has found comfort.

Police believe one man went into the house and committed the crimes.

Conte, who was living in Denver, was house sitting. He had been at the house for about three weeks. Schmidt had given Conte a ride home from a party in Midtown. They both went inside to play video games.

Sometime around midnight someone shot and killed them. No suspects have ever been named.

There is an $11,000 reward put up by the families and CrimeStoppers.

"Somebody knows something, and we need help," said Pam.

If you know anything that might help police solve these murders call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.

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