11 years later family still looking for answers in Pike County murder

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- Nearly 11 years after a Pike County murder and family members remain without answers.

June 29th, 2007 Brandi Daughtery, and Mack Blankenship were found murdered inside Blankenship's home in the Stopover community in Pike County.

Daughtery's sister, Kim Justice, said the memory never goes away.

"It was like I was blank, it was like it was unreal, I did not want to believe it," said Justice. "My mom calls my cell phone, she says, 'Kim it was her' and I said, 'What was her' and she said, 'They found another one in there and it's Brandi.'"

Justice said her sister was staying at Blankenship's home when those responsible shot them both.

"While she was in the back bedroom asleep just went ahead and shot her twice in the temple, killed her," said Justice.

Nearly eleven years have passed, though time has not healed all wounds.

"Well it's been awful not having my sister by my side, she was my little sidekick and she loved my children, also, and they loved her and we've all missed her so much," said Justice.

Today, Justice wears a necklace with Daughtery's picture on it as a reminder her sister is always with her in spirit.

She said she is frustrated because her sister's case is unsolved.

Kentucky State Police said the case remains open, but troopers have no leads.

"I want them to know that I want this solved I want them to talk to me, to get a hold of me, to get in touch with me to let me know what's going on, what's happening," said Justice.

Though many questions remain unanswered, Justice holds on to hope because her family needs peace of mind to know whoever is responsible is not able to do the same thing to another person.

Anyone with information can contact Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville at 606-433-7711.

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