Woman hopes new review of cold case can solve brother's murder
It's been 13 years since Timothy Fulton was shot and killed, but the case remains unsolved.
"He was a good person. He wasn't a violent person," remembers his sister, Kimberly Fulton. "He was very friendly. He had a lot of friends and attracted a lot of friends."
Which is what makes it so hard for her to understand why anyone would want to hurt him.
On May 16, 2003, investigators say Timothy was shot and killed during an apparent robbery. It happened inside a home on Edison Street in Dayton where he sometimes stayed.
For Kim, none of it adds up and all the unanswered questions only add to her pain. "I just felt like he was forgotten you know, like he was just a statistic," she said.
Now, cold-case investigators are hoping another review of the case could change that and Timothy Fulton's killer may finally be caught.
Detective Patty Tackett is leading the investigation.
"It's my belief that they didn't go there to kill anybody, that they went to get marijuana and that something happened, we are not sure why," she said.
Tackett also said just before the shooting, one of Fulton's friends had pulled up to the home. "They actually saw two young black males running from the residence. They didn't see any cars at that time, but they did see two males running in dark clothing," added Tackett.
While it's not much to go on, Tackett said the fact there were two suspects may be her best lead. She said it's unlikely after these years one of them hasn't talked and that could be all it takes.
If you have any information that could help police find Timothy Fulton's killer call Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP (937-222-7867).