James Stone Jr., a 36-year-old Colchester man, was shot and killed in a trailer in 2018 and more than three years later, police continue to search for whoever killed him. His family is pleading for anyone with information that will help solve the case to come forward.
As police investigate, a $25,000 reward has been issued for information that helps solve the murder case.
Stone was found dead in a trailer on the Golden Hill Paugusette Reservation on Stanavage Road, a rural area, in Colchester on May 18, 2018.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Stone’s death as a homicide. He had been shot in the chest and leg.
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Police said he had previously lived in the trailer and moved to town and they believe he was retrieving some of his belongings when he was killed.
There were no surveillance cameras where Stone was found dead, but police said they did find some surveillance video to help track where Stone had been before he was killed.
Police said they have interviewed at least 100 people in the last three years and continue to get tips.
"My family seeks swift justice for the senseless murder of our loving son and brother, Jimmy," Stone's mother, Bambi Stone, said through tears Thursday.
"Jimmy was a kind, loving person that did not deserve to die the way that he did and we are devastated by this loss and we will never forget and never get over the loss of Jimmy," she said.
Stone's mom said he lived a peaceful and productive life and is missed every moment of every day.
Police said any and all information about the killing is important and all investigative leads will be followed up on.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All information will be kept confidential.