Tearful friends plea for answers after 63-year-old man murdered

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police are asking the public to take a close look at new surveillance video of individuals Memphis Police are calling people of interest in a gruesome homicide that is still unsolved.

It's believed they know something about running over and killing 63-year-old Kenneth White last Wednesday. Investigators said whoever did it did so on purpose and in the same neighborhood where White grew up.

On Monday, his friends made a desperate plea for help and said they will not rest until there is an arrest in the case.

"To see him lying there like that with those tire prints on his jacket. Over and over again? It hurts! It hurts!" exclaimed Vicki Hurt Jones.

There are many who are wiping their tears alongside White's Godsister, Hurt Jones,  and his best friend, Joe Pulliam.

Kenny, as he was called by friends, grew up in the Walker Homes neighborhood. He was an electrician and had a knack for fixing things.

"Talented guy, talented guy," said Pulliam.

Surveillance video posted by the Memphis Police Department shows two people of interest as they enter a convenience store around the corner from where White's body was discovered.

A picture of a blurry silver SUV is believed to be the suspect's vehicle.

"All we just want you to do is come forward. Walker Homes has never been like this and we grew up in the hood! Good hood. Good people, good family members. We all stuck together," said Hurt Jones.

Memphis Police said White's body was discovered at Elder and Daggett Wednesday. Friends said White had some hip problems and was using crutches. While MPD hasn't released a motive, there's speculation in the neighborhood White was robbed.

"Please ya'll cut the killing!" said Hurt Jones.

This Thanksgiving, friends are relying on memories the shared with White over the holidays.

"He showed up at my house, he was here," said Pulliam.

Hurt Jones believes someone knows something to at least bring a little comfort to a community in pain.

"We need to know, we need to know and we won't rest until they are caught."

A candlelight vigil is planned for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 203 West Mitchell Road.

If you have information, contact CrimesStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.


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