JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Simply days earlier than Mom’s Day, a Jacksonville man is making a renewed push to seek out his mom’s killer.
On Sept. 21, 1992, Renee McBreen was murdered. Caleb Flanigan says she died when he was simply 3 years previous.
They lived collectively of their Murray Hill dwelling, and he was the one different particular person within the dwelling that evening.
“Renee was married, and her husband was within the Navy and was in class out in Colorado.” defined Detective Ray Reeves, with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace.
“He was there for, I consider it was about 18 months,” Reeves added. “He had been there for a part of that point already, however he periodically, clearly calls again in to verify on Renee and Caleb as properly.”
Investigators say that when McBreen’s husband known as to verify in on the twenty first, Flanigan answered, telling his father that he couldn’t get up “Mommy.”
“It wasn’t till I consider 11 a.m. the subsequent day or 12 o’clock that the police had been known as for the welfare verify, they usually discovered her and me,” Flanagan stated. “So, sadly, the cops needed to, I couldn’t open the door for no matter cause, they usually needed to break in from the again.”
Officers discovered McBreen’s physique in the lounge close to a coach.
“A espresso desk had been damaged,” Reeves famous. “After which her positioned in the lounge.”
Investigators say McBreen died of blunt drive trauma. Now, the JSO Chilly Case Unit is reopening the case and utilizing new expertise to hint DNA.
“We might submit what had been beforehand submitted, however testing is at a brand new place now. We additionally noticed that there’s some issues that had by no means been examined,” Reeves stated.
Flanagan says he simply needs closure.
“To rob a son of a mom’s love,” Flanagan stated. “I feel it’s received to be one of many worst issues on the earth.”
“I might’ve cherished to know what she might have instructed me, you already know, what recommendation would she have given me? Would she be pleased with me immediately?” he requested.
If anybody has details about this case, they are encouraged to call JSO or Crime Stoppers to stay nameless.
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