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Looking for answers: Ceremony remembers slain woman

Mike Love almost made it through.

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Hannah Neville looks at a framed picture of her mother, Robin Reeves. Ms. Reeves was found slain in her home on Feb. 28, 2001.

But as he prayed for his friend Robin Reeves, her mother, Faye, and her two children, Hannah Neville and Joseph Standridge, the tears overwhelmed the Thomson man.

And there was Hannah, ready with a hug for "Uncle Mike."

"It gets harder every year," Mr. Love said. "It's a little bit of everything, but when I saw Robin's name and I had to start reading about it again, I just couldn't do it. It just wouldn't come out."

More than 60 people gathered in the cold rain in front of 214 Gordon Street Sunday night to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Robin Reeves. The mother of two was found stabbed to death in her own home on Feb, 28, 2001.

"I was amazed at the number of people who turned out in that weather," Mr. Love said. "I just hope we reached out and touched somebody."

They sang Amazing Grace, heard Precious Memories and held candles under tents in the front yard of the home.

"We miss her and love her very much," said Tammy Lyons, standing at the lecturn on the screened-in porch and choking back tears.

Several family friends and community supporters offered words of encouragement to Faye Reeves, Hannah and Joseph.

"This community loves you and we love those children," said Susan Cash, a long-time friend of Robin Reeves. "We're not going to forget, and we're not going to give up."

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Kevin Love, 9, keeps his candle lit during the memorial.

Thomson attorney Jimmy Plunkett said Ms. Reeves was "love personified," but he encouraged people to remember the fear that she lived in for the last months of her life.

"That's the Robin we lost, the one that lived in fear," he said. "Remember her lovely spirit, but never forget her fear."

Officials are offering a $15,000 reward in the case. Anyone who may have information on Ms. Reeves' death is asked to contact GBI Special Agent Patrick Morgan at 595-2575 or the Thomson Police Department at 595-2166.

Previous stories
 • Looking for answers: Ceremony remembers slain woman
 • Silohuettes to mark Victims' Rights Awareness Week 2005
 • Perdue ups ante in Reeves case
 • Reeves asks Perdue for help in solving daughter's murder
 • For the victims: Events honor victim's rights in McDuffie
 • Looking for answers: Ceremony remembers slain woman
 • Silohuettes to mark Victims' Rights Awareness Week 2005
 • Remembering Robin Reeves: Four years later, questions remain
 • Remembering Robin: Family and friends hope vigil brings focus back to case

Photos
 'Mourning a mother' slideshow

Previous stories from The Augusta Chronicle
 • Slaying victim found
 • Police look for woman's killer
 • Autopsy confirms stabbing
 • Woman's slaying remains unsolved
 • Thomson police set up reward in slaying case
 • Victim's mother seeks custody
 • Reward rises in slaying case
 • Father refuses psychological exam
 • Stalking sentence deferred
 • Slain woman's ex gets probation for stalking
 • Investigation, custody battle drag on
 • Judge grants custody to slaying victim's mother

Editorials
 • Tears of a job
 • Don't keep justice waiting in cases

Letters to the Editor
 • A call for justice, healing and remembrance



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