Pictures are all Edna Love has to remember her grandson, "There he is at his 21st birthday party, I had it out there in the yard."
Just two years later 23 year old Rashad Bevel's life was cut short. On December 26, 2011 he was found lying on the sidewalk in the 700 block of Avenue D. He had been shot, "I rushed over, me and my sister rushed over to my daughter, his mother's house, and I got her up and all of us went over there, and he lived until like about that Wednesday," said Love.
Rashad's girlfriend Tashara Gross gave birth to his son just weeks after his murder, "I believe he would have been a good dad," explained Gross.
Love says her great grandson, and photographs, help keep Rashad's memory alive. They're also a painful reminder, "to me I think it's a cold case with them, because I think if they really wanted to they could have put out a reward or something to find out who killed Rashad," said Love.
The Rochester Police department says they haven't forgotten Rashad, "it's on their mind all the time, and I've talked to many of them, they don't forget, they continue to work and try to get closure, to bring the person that's responsible to justice," said Sergeant Justin Collins of the Rochester Police Department.
The department is putting Rashad's case back in the spotlight. His picture and information about the shooting is on it's new unsolved homicide website. They want a lead in the case, "it could be something just jogs your memory when you see a face you never know you're just perusing through and you see something could jog a memory," explained Collins, "or just consciences clear at some points, and somebody says you know what, I know what happened, I saw that, it just hit me, I need to help, I need to say what I saw."
Collins says even if the website only helps solve one case he'll consider it a success, "one case would be 100 percent worth it, it would mean the world."
You can visit the Rochester Police Department's unsolved homicide website here.
If you have any information about Rashad Bevel's murder call the Rochester Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 428-7157.