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Don't keep justice waiting in cases

On a February day like any other three years ago, the calm on Gordon Street was shattered.

That morning, Robin Reeves had not shown up for work as a secretary to the vice president of the Thomson branch of Augusta Technical College. Her mother went next door to check on her and found her lifeless body. Ms. Reeves' 16-month-old child was still in his crib, shielded from the brutal scene.

In the days following the crime, investigators from the Thomson Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation canvassed the neighborhood, trying to solve the crime.

Their quest has continued for three years, as have the efforts of family and friends of Ms. Reeves to keep the unsolved case in the public eye.

People like Faye Reeves -- the woman who lost her daughter, husband and brother within two years of each other -- and Mike Love have tirelessly devoted their lives to seeking justice for Robin.

They organize the annual candlelight memorial services on the front lawn of Ms. Reeves' home. Most recently, they've began wallpapering the community with reward posters. They've even called on national talk shows to bring focus to the case -- anything they can think of to bring some closure, some justice.

This week, we call on anyone with any information on the case -- or any unsolved local crime -- to contact the Thomson Police Department at 595-2166, the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department at 595-2145 or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 595-2575. Remember: secrets can't be kept forever, and justice doesn't like to be kept waiting.



Web posted on Thursday, March 4, 2004


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