• Daytona Beach police seek leads to help solve slaying from 2000


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach investigators are looking for clues that might help them solve a cold case.
    Daytona Beach resident Jesse Jackson was slain in 2000. On Wednesday, Jackson's mother, Mary Jackson,spoke with Channel 9's Blaine Tolison about her son's unsolved slaying.
    Jackson's family told Tolison that the man was riding his bike home when he decided to visit some friends on Arthur Avenue. They said he never returned home that night.
    Over 13 years have passed and Jackson's killer has not been caught. Police are asking the community for help in solving the case.
    "Every time I hear on the news, you know, a mother lost their child, I feel for that woman, because you're not supposed to bury your children, you're not," said Mary Jackson.
    Mary Jackson said she lives every day with the pain of losing her 20-year-old son.
     Someone shot and killed him just three weeks before his 21st birthday.
    His mother said he had hopes and dreams that included marrying a woman he loved, who moved to Atlanta.
    "And he was going to get her. (He said) 'Momma, I'm going to get her and bring her back.' And we had to let her know that he was gone," said Mary Jackson.
    Daytona Beach detectives are searching for leads. They said there may have been witnesses who were on Arthur Street when the shooting happened, or who might know who killed Jesse Jackson.
    "Even though it's a cold case, the killer and the witnesses are still roaming around out there," said Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood.
    Investigators are now asking the public for tips that could lead to an arrest. They're offering a $10,000 reward.
    "If they have a heart, they'll say something. Somebody knows. I'll never give up hope," said Mary Jackson.
    Although Jesse Jackson's killing is considered a cold case, detectives are actively working on it and seeking any new leads.

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