PORTLAND -- A Portland family continues to plead with the community not to forget an unsolved murder. A year ago someone shot and killed a father of six and police still haven’t identified any suspects.
Members of the murder victim’s own family drove past on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard one year ago. They saw police activity without any clue it was for one of their own. One year later, they came back. The shock has worn off, but the hurt hasn’t.
Sharon Maxwell will never forget the murder that changed her life. Police found her stepbrother Ramon Taylor dead in a car crash. Someone near a Southeast apartment building shot him in the head. A female driver rushed Taylor to the hospital and wrecked the car on the way.
“Our family has lost someone very special to us, said Linda Taylor, Ramon’s sister.
Linda Taylor brought her family out on the anniversary to give the public a good look at the pain someone continues to cause.
“We might not know the reason why they did this to our brother, but we dearly miss Ramon and they are out there living life with their friends and we dearly miss my brother,” she said.
“Dad I’m getting bigger now and I’m missing you more,” said Ramon’s daughter Latise. She is one of Ramon’s six children. She gave sullen faces one of the evenings only light moments.
“Daddy sometimes I look in the mirror in the morning and say, man, us Taylors are some good looking people,” she said.
The laughter faded fast, nearly as quickly as the year gone by without many answers.
A $10,000 reward is offered to anyone who may have information that leads to an arrest in the murder case.
KGW reporter Reggie Aqui contributed to this report.