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Family remembers cold case victim 10 years after murder

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Angela Nelson-Carroll was found dead off the Gene Snyder Freeway near Dixie Highway in 2004. Angela Nelson-Carroll was found dead off the Gene Snyder Freeway near Dixie Highway in 2004.
Angela's family gathered to remember her at her favorite spot, the Greenwood Boat Docks. Angela's family gathered to remember her at her favorite spot, the Greenwood Boat Docks.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A family came together on Saturday to remember a loved one 10 years after her murder.

Angela Nelson-Carroll's body was found off the Gene Snyder Freeway near Dixie Highway in 2004. The 17-year-old died of blunt force trauma to the head.

On Saturday, her family was no closer to finding the killer than they were 10 years ago.

Angela's family gathered at the Greenwood Boat Docks in Pleasure Ridge Park for a vigil Saturday night.

"My family's been through a whole lot," said Angela's sister, Tammy Matney. "We struggle every day looking for answers, answers that, so far, we haven't found."

At the time of her murder, Angela's boyfriend was questioned but was never named a suspect.

"Everybody that they've questioned, they've ruled out," Matney said. "I really honestly don't know what to think."

It's been a cold case for many years, but Angela's family kept her spirit with them Saturday at her favorite spot, Greenwood Boat Docks, listening to what were her favorite songs, writing messages on balloons they released to the sky for her.

"We're hoping to jog some memories and hopefully, maybe someone will come forward and say something," Matney said. "You know, it's been 10 years. Maybe someone will see this and say, ‘Hey, I remember that, and such-and-such said this about it.' So hopefully, somebody will come forward."

Angela's father said he hopes to see the case solved in his lifetime.

"We're hopeful. We never lose hope," he said.

The Louisville Metro Police Department said there have been no new leads in the case.

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