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February 2, 2005

Quadruple Murder Remains Unsolved

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A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a quadruple murder more than seven years ago. The four murders left Baton Rouge stunned, and families, ripped apart. WAFB's Matt Williams revisits the scene with this Crimestoppers update.

In the early morning hours of July 7th 1997, 911 dispatchers got a call of a reported shooting on Kings Hill Avenue.

"Upon entering the residence, we discovered we had not one but four victims of homicide," said Lt. Keith Bates, with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

The victims included, 28-year-old Mario McKinley, 24-year-old Nicole Honore, 23-year-old Cynthia Hoskins and 26-year-old Shawn Harris.

The quadruple murder shocked the community and the Baton Rouge Police force. Lt. Bates says, "I think it's imperative that the community and the police department work together. We roll up our sleeves and rack our brains and see if there is something we missed."

Denise Honore lost a daughter that morning. She remembers the phone call that shattered her world. "You know about Nicki don't you? I said, 'No.' She says, 'Denise, Nicki's been shot.' I said 'Where is she, what hospital?' She says, 'She's dead, and all the other people with her,'" recalls Denise.

More than seven years later, there have been no arrests made in this case. "It eats at you, it bothers you, it's a wheel that is always turning," says Denise. "Some people say they do get closure. For a mother, there's never closure."

If you think you may know something about this crime, call Crimestoppers at 344-STOP. You can remain anonymous, and may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

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