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"Unsolved Murder Weekend" Begins Tonight in Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  What organizers are calling an “Unsolved Murder Weekend” gets underway tonight in Nashville.

Earl Jordan, founder of the group Partners in Struggle, says the event is designed to support the families of murder victims, put a spotlight on as-yet unsolved mid-state murders, and to speak out against violence.

“We have so many unsolved murders here in Nashville, and most of the time they’re forgotten. So we wanted to create a light on these unsolved murders to kind of put them back in the forefront. Hopefully someone can call in with some clues and hopefully we can get some arrests.”

Jordan says the fourth annual Unsolved Murder Weekend will start this evening with a prayer vigil at which the families of murder victims will get a chance to meet each other and share their stories.

Tomorrow they’ll gather again to tape their unsolved murder stories and post them to Youtube. On Sunday a joint worship service for the families will be held. All three events will take place at the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville.

Jordan says he’s motivated by the 12 year-old unsolved murder of a cousin and fears for the safety of his own two children.

For more information you can email Partners in the Struggle.