Family of murdered teen strengthen push to find their son’s killer

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LAWRENCE, Ind. (Jan. 23, 2015) -- He was wrapping up a night out with friends when, in an instant, he was shot in the head. Kyle Jobin died a day later at the hospital. One year later, that murder is unsolved.

Jobin, 19, was shot at a Marathon Gas Station along East 56th Street in Lawrence on January 4, 2014. Since then, police have followed up on every tip, but there have been no arrests.

"It's so hard for a parent to sit for over a year and still to this day I just know my son's gone," said Joe Jobin, Kyle's father.

"I've actually had some serious break downs lately where I just couldn't get through the day very well," said Cindy Jobin, Kyle's mother.

Losing a son is tough enough, not knowing who did it just makes it worse.

"There was four people out there that took his life. Anybody that knows anything I just plea say something, anything," Mr. Jobin said.

Police say someone saw four people surrounding Jobin's car trying to open it. The witness, not having a phone, drove to get a police officer. In that time, Jobin was shot and later died. The person who shot him disappeared.

"We have ran down literally every lead, every bit of information we have received thus far," said Gary Woodruff, Detective Captain for the Lawrence Police Department.

Woodruff says the fact that there have been no arrests is frustrating from the law enforcement prospective and personally.

"A part of you grieves with a family like this, sure," Woodruff said.

Since the shooting, there have been improvements made at the gas station. The owner said burnt out light bulbs have been replaced, new light fixtures have been added and a surveillance camera is operating.

If you do know something that can help solve this crime, you can stay anonymous and call Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477). You can also text a “Indycs” and tip to 274637 (CRIMES). If your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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