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Gregg Hawkins' family pleads for help to solve case

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Sheriff investigators and the family of Gregg Hawkins hold a press conference at the site of Hawkins' murder  in 2015. (WSMV) Sheriff investigators and the family of Gregg Hawkins hold a press conference at the site of Hawkins' murder in 2015. (WSMV)

Sunday marks one year since the mysterious murder of local fisherman Gregg Hawkins.

Police have made no arrests. There are no suspects. The killer is still out there. 

In a news conference Thursday, Hawkins' wife and daughters returned to the Mona Boat Ramp near the Walter Hill community where a year ago the husband and father was shot and killed.

They made another desperate plea for help solving the case.

"This has been hell on earth this last year," said Hawkins' wife Janet. "And I just want justice for Gregg. I just want justice,"

Daughter Brandi was on fall break last Oct. 15, enjoying the day on the lake with her dad.

"Right over there I sat, and I held his hand, and I had to check his pulse," said Brandi Hawkins. "And I had to call them and tell them that he was dead. And it's just not fair that the person who did this is still out there, and he's not."

Brandi didn't see the shooter. She says she was waiting in the boat by the water.

Investigators said Gregg Hawkins stumbled upon the suspects breaking into his truck.

"If he had walked up there and found you shot, he would have done what he could to save your life," added Janet Hawkins. "And you took his life, you didn't even give him a chance."

The family said they need help to bring justice to their beloved husband, father and friend.

"That night before I can remember it and thinking, gosh, I love him more than anything in the entire world," said Logan LaRese, Hawkins' oldest daughter. 
"He is the greatest man."

Police asks that anyone who knows anything about the case to call the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers.
    
The reward leading to an arrest is now up to $50,000.

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