Remembering Murder Victims

Contributor: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 9/21/2013 8:56 pm

Investigators are still looking for answers after Friday’s deadly robbery in Danville.

Many people say they still feel numb, shocked, something like this could happen in their town.  They're holding on to memories of the lives lost, while the killer is still out there. 

Angela and Michael Hockensmith were part-owners of ABC Gold, Games and more.  About 9:00 Friday morning, police got a call from a nine-year-old boy saying the store was being robbed.  Police found Angela, Michael and Daniel Smith of Richmond all dead inside the shop.

Tammy Price was neighbors with the Hockensmith’s.  Just the night before the murders, Price was texting with Angela.  Price describes Michael and Angela as caring people who would do anything for anyone.  She remembers going to yard sales with Angela every Saturday morning and Mike’s sense of humor.

“He would get dressed up for church, have black slacks on and those purple shoes,” said Price.  

Brett Benton met Michael while bible college then they later worked together at Mitchellsburg Baptist Church where Michael was the youth pastor. 

“In a community such this size it's when it reaches more people because more people are more interlocked in smaller communities,” said Benton, pastor at Mitchellsburg Baptist Church.

A memorial fund has been set up for the Hockensmith's through PNC Bank.

Danville Police are looking for a man in his 40s or 50s with a green camouflage jacket and a pot belly. 

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for these murders.

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