I t's been a year since the violent death of Toledo musician Darryl Stipes. The 60 year old drummer was shot four times inside his Sylvania Township home after being robbed.
H is case remains unsolved and for his family , time has passed, but it hasn't healed their pain, "we just take one day at a time. I don't think you ever get over it, you just get through it," explains Claudia Anger, Darryl's sister.
G etting through Darryl's death it is not easy , e specially knowing who ever killed Darryl could still be running the streets. That reality creates frustration at many things and people including police investigators,"I don't think they're working very hard on it. I think it's a cold case to them now," adds Anger.
B ut it's not cold case to this family and they're staying optimistic justice will be served , "things will come around and something's going to break. One way or another," says Ric Anger, Darryl's nephew.
T he family is using social media with a F ace b ook page to help bring in tips and honor Darryl's life. "When Darryl was around, he lit up the room," explains Mike Anger, Darryl's brother in law.
Family members say Stipes shar ed stories of the stars he playe d with in Toledo, L as Vegas, and across the country. But Darryl's family also says he didn't just share stories, he also shared his love of music with people like his nephew's daughter, "He talked to her one on one for about 20 minutes just about the violin and how music can impact your life and how it can impact others," says Troy Anger, Darryl's nephew.
To offer support to the family you can go to Facebook page created in Darryl's memory by clicking here, https://www.Facebook.com/#!/JusticeForDarryl.
Sylvania Township police continue their investigation and are offering a $5,000 reward in information in the case.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stopper at (419)-255-1111.