Chesterfield mother pleads for answers in holiday murder case gone cold

Published: Dec. 3, 2013 at 4:59 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2013 at 5:02 AM EST
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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield Police and a grieving mother are pleading for answers in a holiday murder case gone cold. Terri Savage still can't believe it has been a year since her son Joshua Coomer was shot and killed in their Ennismore Court home.

"I knew immediately that he was gone," said Savage. "And there was not a thing that I could do to bring him back to me."

Savage said her son had just finished putting up holiday decorations. She says he was wrapping presents for his two young sons when someone kicked in the door and fired the fatal shot. It happened Thursday, November 29, 2012.

"And it was very difficult to have to give my grandsons the gifts that their dad was wrapping the night that he was killed," said Savage. "But I did it because I knew that he wanted them to have them."

Chesterfield Police are now working to bring some closure to the family.

"Unfortunately sometimes leads go cold," said Detective Kevin Bacon. "We are looking for any information someone is willing to provide to us in this case."

Mrs. Savage feels solid information is the best gift she can hope for this holiday season.

"People ask me why aren't you angry," said Savage. "I don't have anyone to be angry at yet. I'm just kind of in this holding pattern of not being able to morn him completely because I don't know why. I don't know what the reason was."

Joshua's sons are now 12 and 14-years-old. If you have any information call crime solvers at 804-748-0660.

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