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Family hunts for son's killer using balloons

Posted at 6:49 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 18:49:11-04

When Larry Watkins had the idea of releasing more than 1,000 balloons, he figured they would go far but he had no idea just how far they would go.

He tells 7 Eyewitness News he received a call from someone who found a balloon in Times Square.

The story itself made it to Good Morning America.

It was on August 4th of 2016, when Laron Watkins was shot and killed right here at Sperry Park while walking home from work.

His father tells 7 Eyewitness News he was just blocks away from home when he was killed. Family now hopes their unique method will lead them to a killer."

"I'm feeling a little better today because today is his birthday he would've been 22 today and the fact that all of these people are coming together to try to help find an answer or get the people that did this it makes me feel a little better," Larry Watkins told 7 Eyewitness News.

Larry says someone out in the community knows something about this murder and that if just one person sees a tag it will help the police solve this murder.