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Billboards around Omaha encourage residents to help with cold cases

Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 13:43:28-04

Kyle LeFlore was 27 home from the US Army for the holidays when investigators believe a man shot and killed him in order to rob his jewelry.

Now, his father Kay is trying to provide answers for other crime victims as part of the "if you see something, if you see something, report it" campaign. Three billboards showcasing the unsolved murders of three Omaha women have been placed throughout North Omaha with the hope of getting people in the community to help police with unsolved cases. Those three mothers are Jakeyla Foster, Jameila Hasseltine and Janee Hadan, and the billboards went up just in time for Mother's Day. 

"The billboards that are up, are specifically highlighting three mothers that lost their lives innocently due to gun violence and that they should not be forgotten as well," Kay said. "I want them to look up and everyone notice the billboards. That's the first thing. Then think about what they can do to help solve these unsolved crimes."

The campaign is what brought LeFlore and Charles Nelson, the father of Kayviaun Nelson, together. Charles lost his daughter in a shooting at the Irvington Walmart two weeks ago. 

"It is an unbearable pain," he said. "To wake up in the morning, that Thursday morning ,was the first time in 21 years I woke up not a father." 

Nelson and LeFlore's goal is to help reduce violence and destroy the misconception tha you shouldn't report crimes so more families can get justice when they lose a loved one.