Five years after their loved one's brutal murder, a local family is offering a $50,000 reward for information that could help solve the case.
Donald Brown Jr. was stabbed to death at his home in Orchards in February of 2007, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Investigators say his body was discovered by his girlfriend.
"I miss him so much; I miss him every single day," said Pat Kuiper, Brown's mother.
Kuiper told Fox 12 she's worked on her son's murder case every single day for the past five years. She's collected drawers full of files and even turned to a retired detective for help with the case.
"Homicide is hard enough on victim's families, but no justice?" said Kuiper. "There is no rest; there is no peace. You don't sleep. It never gets better."
A Clark County Sheriff's spokesman says detectives cannot comment on the case or whether or not there are any persons of interest. However, back in 2007, detectives indicated Brown's attacker was likely not a stranger.
"My family has very strong opinions of what happened to my son, and we have from day one," said Kuiper.
Kuiper says she believes more than one person may have been involved. Brown left behind a young son, then 11 years old, as well as a large and loving family. They remain devastated by the crime but determined to find closure.
"We will never stop until it's solved," said Kuiper. "I will never stop until my son gets justice. Never."
Brown's family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder.
Anyone with information is urged to call 1-877-CRIME11 or Detective Todd Barsness at 360-397-2040.
Or you can email tips to MC793DJB@gmail.com.
You can also mail tips to: Detective Todd Barsness, PO Box 410 Vancouver, WA 98666.
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