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Service honors Louisville's 48 homicide victims from 2013

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People of all walks of faith in the Metro gathered for a service Sunday night to join victims of violence and offer hope to families that have lost loved ones. People of all walks of faith in the Metro gathered for a service Sunday night to join victims of violence and offer hope to families that have lost loved ones.
They joined together at Christ Church Cathedral on South Second Street lighting candles to remember the 48 people who lost their lives to homicide in Louisville in 2013. They joined together at Christ Church Cathedral on South Second Street lighting candles to remember the 48 people who lost their lives to homicide in Louisville in 2013.
Terri Green Terri Green
Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - People of all walks of faith in the Metro gathered for a service Sunday night to join victims of violence and offer hope to families that have lost loved ones. 

They joined together at Christ Church Cathedral on South Second Street lighting candles to remember the 48 people who lost their lives to homicide in Louisville in 2013 and offer hope to last year's102 gunshot survivors.

On March 1, 2013, Christopher Malone's body was found in a trash bin off South Third Street. He'd been shot more than a dozen times. The case remains open. Malone's mother talked about the difficulties of waiting for an arrest.

"I know they'll solve it," Terri Green said. "I really have faith they will. That's what keeps me going."

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad attended the service. He said he doesn't think an arrest brings closure to a victim's family, but that it does bring comfort.

Two out of five homicides from 2013 remain unsolved, and Conrad said Metro officers work hard to close that gap.

"People believe that we're going to be able to collect all of the information  and all of the data and be able to do all the analysis in a very short amount of time," Conrad said. "The truth is, it just doesn't happen that quickly."

Conrad said if there is a positive side, it's that crime in Louisville is down.

LMPD says violent crime is at its lowest point in a decade, and last year brought the lowest number of homicides in Louisville since 2003.  

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