Family calls for answers 2 months after man killed in SW Louisville

Family calls for answers 2 months after man killed in SW Louisville
Family calls for answers two months after man found shot and killed in SW Louisville. (Source: William Joy/WAVE 3 News)
Family calls for answers two months after man found shot and killed in SW Louisville. (Source: William Joy/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It's been two months since police say 29-year-old Brandon Hansford was found shot to death in his car in southwest Louisville.

Saturday, his friends and family came out to the site where Hansford was found on July 18.

Kayla Pinalas, his girlfriend of 15 years, led the vigil.

"Every day is a constant battle," she said.

Pinalas is also the mother of Hansford's son, Parker, who turned 4 just weeks after his father was killed.

"For all of our family, Parker is our little bit of Brandon that we have left," Pinalas said.

Parker only partially understands the situation.

"My daddy's in heaven," he said.

"At daycare with him, it takes 20 minutes to leave because he's terrified I'm not going to come back, like his dad," Pinalas said. "I have to tell him every day, 'Mommy will always come back for you.'"

Saturday's candlelight vigil and balloon release was about a search for answers and justice, not just for Hansford but for all of the year's murder victims.

Their prayers and candles are for all of the city's murder victims.

"We're not just lighting a candle for Brandon, but we are lighting a candle for everyone too, because our family goes through the same thing that their family is," Pinalas said.

They know there are other children growing up without fathers.

"Before bed, we tell a picture of his dad how much we love him and we miss him, and Parker kisses it," Pinalas said.

They know there are other children releasing balloons and shouting for their loved ones to come home.

"I love you, daddy!" Parker shouted. "I love him so much."

The family is asking anyone with information to please come forward call the Louisville Metro Police Department's Anonymous Tip Line at 574-LMPD.

The family said besides not getting any tips from the community, they've also been very frustrated by the lack of communication they've gotten from
police.

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