Families Want Closure in WF Unsolved Murders

WICHITA FALLS - As the days go by it becomes harder and harder to solve cold cases and for those who have lost loved ones to murder, they never give up hope they may someday get answers they so desperately want.

2016 saw 8 homicides in Wichita Falls, 2 of them remain unsolved.

The murders of Roger Aliff and Joseph Cabiness.

"It would be nice to see something done about it," said Mitch Hutchings. "To know that this person is still on the street, running around living the high life."

Cabiness was shot and killed at the old "MB Corral" off Sheppard Access Road, what's now Club Majestic, in the early morning hours of July 10th.

Witnesses told police, several black males started firing guns, following a fight on the dance floor.

Hutchings says he and Cabiness were friends for many years and he was like a brother to him.

"You hear someone got beat up on the dance floor and because he was mad he got beat up, he wanted to take someone's life over it," said Hutchings. "It's childish, it's immature. You heal from getting beat up, you don't heal from being killed."

Roger Aliff was found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds in Lucy Park. He was transported to United Regional where he died from his injuries.

His two daughters and grandson visited the spot in the park where he was found, for the first time Friday.

"We just want whoever did it to be caught. I mean, any information it doesn't matter if it's small," said Crystal Clements, Aliff's daughter. "Any lead would help dramatically. They're just looking for something."

And she says as for his killer...

"They don't care. They get to go home to families, he doesn't. He doesn't get to go home to his family. He didn't get to spend Thanksgiving, or Halloween, Christmas, nothing with us."

Both Clements and Hutchings don't understand why there hasn't been an arrest.

"We need closure. We're not going to get over it. At least knowing that somebody has been caught, I would get some kind of closure," said Clements. "It won't go away, but some peace, some peace."

"I'm always going to miss him, I just hope people come forward and do the right thing for him, his family, his friends, his kids," Hutchings said. "We deserve a peace of mind."

Officers are searching for a  person of interest in the Lucy Park shooting. They say was driving in that area of Lucy Park at about the time Aliff was found.

She's described as a white female with long brown hair, who was seen driving a light color,  possibly silver, SUV.

If you have any information, WFPD urges you to call Crimestoppers at 322-9888.


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