Reprinted from the web site of WAFF-TV Channel 48 out of Huntsville, Alabama:
Jackson Co. cold case investigation marks 10 years
Posted: Jul 28, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Updated: Jul 28, 2015 7:40 PM CST
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) – Tuesday marked 10 years since a Jackson County man was brutally murdered, and there has been no arrest in the case.
The pain is toughest on the man’s mother, who never expected to bury her child with so many questions left unanswered.
Pat Baugh visits her son, Jerry Gibson’s grave, often, even though it’s been 10 years since he was buried.
“It’s like when they take a kid,” Baugh said. “They take part of your heart away. You can’t ever get that back. No matter how hard you try, you can’t.”
Gibson’s life was cut short July 28, 2005. His body was found in a wooded area off County Road 19 near Dutton. There were multiple gunshot wounds.
Law enforcement interviewed several people, but never had a suspect.
“I’ve been hoping ever since all this happened that somebody would say something, do something. Somebody knows,” said Baugh.
Pat Baugh’s quest to solve her son’s murder never ends, no matter how small the evidence. She recently found something on her son’s grave and took it to the investigator.
“[A] flower that some girl named Brenda had left on there, wrote ‘Jerry, I will always love you,'” Baugh said. “It’s like a sunflower and had it wrote on every petal.”
Ultimately nothing developed from the trinket. But Pat continues on, hoping that someone will come forward – because a killer is still out there.
“Everybody’s got a heart and someone has a cold one to have done this,” said Baugh.
If anyone has any information about this crime, you are asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. A $10,000 reward is being offered.
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McLamb, Stephen, “Jackson Co. cold case investigation marks 10 years.” WAFF. Published 28 July 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
Jerry Gibson was my step-cousin, his mother Patricia having married my uncle Leon Baugh. His mother, brothers and children deserve justice.