She just wants to know.
Angel Spear lost her 18-year-old son Gabriel Swain, popular and beloved among his peers and family, in DeKalb County in July. Answers have been few, with no arrests.
“I’m angry. I’m hurt. But, yet, I feel like I can forgive if they would be man enough at this point to come forward,” the mother told Channel 2 Action News. “He was my only child. He was all I had. He was my best friend.”
DeKalb police detective Vance van Hees told the station he suspects that Swain knew the killer and that it’s well-known in some circles who killed him.
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Swain’s body was found on Flat Rock Road near Browns Mill Road, which isn’t far from Panola Mountain State Park. The teen had been missing three days and had more than a half dozen gunshot wounds, Channel 2 reported.
The crime may have been motivated by “jealousy,” police believe.
Van Hees said whomever is responsible could still be a danger.
“These people are going to continue to live in that community and if they’ve done it before, I don’t see why they wouldn’t be willing to do it again,” he said.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 404 577-TIPS (8477). Even those who remain anonymous can be eligible for a reward.
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