SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - Southaven police are pulling out their cold case files. The city has three unsolved homicides investigators have been working for years. One involves a man killed in a hit & run almost five years ago, and police believe they're just a clue away from solving his case.
Kenneth Baxter was killed in Southaven in 2007. For years, police had no answers for his family. Finally, last year they got a tip that almost led to an arrest, but it wasn't enough. They need just a little bit more information; Baxter's family is begging for it.
"To this day I still, every time I see somebody I wonder if this is the person that did it, if this is the person who did it," said Kenneth's brother, Walter Baxter.
A bridge on Airways Boulevard is where Kenneth Baxter died in July 2007. He was run down by a car while walking home and killed. Kenneth's family can't stop searching for who did it.
"Ever since it happened I never gave up, I've always believed the Southaven Police Department is going to find the person," Walter said. "I refuse to leave or go anywhere because I believe this person is going to be caught and I want them brought to justice."
Southaven police received a few tips on the case over the last five years, but not enough.
"His brother has kept this alive," said Lt. Mark Little. "We've consulted with DA's office; we just don't have enough to make arrest yet. We have a good person of interest and good info on the vehicle."
That anonymous tip came in last June from CrimeStoppers, and they need more just like it.
Lt. Little said, "We just need this one more person, or this person who called anonymously may be out there."
"Just asking for someone to come forward and tell what they know because it's already been proven that someone does know what happened out there," Walter said. "This is something you can't walk around and keep to yourself. You killed a human being, you just can't… if there's anything inside of you it has to be eating you up inside."
There's a $9,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. Police hope getting the information to the public one more time will bring in the clues they need.
Anyone with information, no matter how small it might be, should call DeSoto County CrimeStoppers at (662) 429-TIPS (8477).