Family still seeking answers following loved one’s death

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. -- It's been 3 months since 26-year-old Tardarious Williams was found dead in Marshall County.

So far, no arrests have been made.

"It's more than heartbreaking for our families. All of our families."

Peggy McDonald said Williams, who was known as Smooky to friends and family, was like a son to her.

On Monday, she and Lisa Hart, Williams' aunt, shared their grief with WREG's Shay Arthur.

"We just want justice. We want peace at this," said Hart.

Marshall County Sheriff's deputies recovered Williams' body back on July 1 off South Mullens Road. Investigators said he had been shot several times.

Shortly after detectives made the gruesome discovery, loved ones honored Williams' life with a vigil in Tom Lee Park. But since then the family said they've received few updates.

"I don't understand why somebody hasn't been arrested."

Hart said Williams wasn't perfect but ways loved in the Nutbush community he lived in.

"He was a hardworking kid."

McDonald said there's evidence out there that she hopes is not being overlooked.

"We know people have been talking. We're getting phone calls."

The family is not stopping until they get answers.

"We're ready to raise earth to find out."

A detective with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office said they have followed up on several leads that have traced back to Memphis, but the case remains open.

They're offering a reward.

If you have information contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.