Family remembers man killed in November 2014 home invasion

Family remembers man killed in November 2014 home invasion homicide

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It has been more than a year since Jarmelle "JoJo" Jones was killed in a Cordova home invasion.

There are still no suspects in his death.

Jones' family is hoping to keep his memory alive, celebrating what would have been his 28th birthday on Thursday.

Jones was killed in a home invasion in November 2014. Police said masked men broke into his home, injured his girlfriend and killed "JoJo."

"It's very hard on the family," Jones' mother Willie Mae Jones said. "You never forget stuff like this and we just trying to move forward."

Jones said moving forward means raising awareness for her son's case and his scholarship at the University of Memphis.

"The support that we've gotten from friends family and just the city of Memphis has really uplifted us," she said.

Family and friends of "JoJo" gathered at New Direction Christian Church to remember Jones on Sunday. They said events like these are a great way for the community to show support and police said it could help solve the crime. The more people that hear about the case, the more likely they are to receive new information.

JoJo's cousin Jason Whitmore is an officer at the Memphis Police Department.

"People talking and coming forward is the only way it's going to get resolved," Whitmore said.

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