Family of 25-year-old man shot to death one year ago looks for closure

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The family of Marvis Wright is hoping that offering a reward will put a killer in prison. Wright was shot to death one year ago at a home near 47th and Marion -- and on Monday, December 16th, those who knew Wright came together to remember him.

The home near 47th and Marion was lost to foreclosure months ago, but what was lost inside is irreplaceable.

"We all have some very, very good memories. Gone too soon," Wright's mother told FOX6 News.

Friends and family members gathered on Monday evening to remember 25-year-old Wright outside the home he once lived in to mark a terrible anniversary -- the beginning of Wright's murder investigation.

"Whoever done this to my son, I just want them to be caught. I just want closure on this case. I just want to know why. I still have fear in my heart and in my soul that whoever this is still walking the streets," Wright's fiance Cerita Paige said.

Police tape lined the area on December 16th, 2012.

Family members say at least one person broke into Wright's home.

Shots were fired, and Wright's body was discovered by his fiance, Cerita Page, who wonders if the person who killed once will do it again.

"I'm walking the streets of Milwaukee to this day scared to death. Just come forward. Give me closure. Please give me closure for my son and his five children," Paige said.

Wright's mother, Anita Dukes and others have gathered about $3,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

"I just wanted to know why did they do this to him?" Dukes said.

Police continue to investigate the case.