More Questions Than Answers 2 Years After Man Dies In Father's Arms


Two years after a man died in his father's arms, his family continued to push for answers.

Family members passed out flyers, pleading for answers about Nathan Francis' death. They said that they cannot find closure until they get answers.

Two years ago, 20-year-old Nathan Francis was sitting in a car in front of his South Oakley Avenue home with a friend when someone shot and killed him.

"To come out of that house over there and find Nathan lying in this ground and pick him up off the ground and watch his eyes roll back in his head," Chuck Francis, the victim's father, said. "I'll never forget that."

A makeshift memorial now marks that place where Nathan was shot.

"He didn't deserve to die like that," Nathan's mother, Darlene Francis said. "No one does."

Friends and family gathered Tuesday night to remember him.

"I told my wife before we left the house, 'I wonder if anyone will be there?'" Chuck Francis said.

Loved ones hoped the flyers would turn up clues.

"I don't think my healing is going to begin to begin someone is brought to justice," Darlene Francis said.

A $2,000 reward is offered for information about the crime that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-645-8477 or visit

Tips also can be texted to CRIMES, keyword CMH.

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