Family seeks answers on unsolved double homicide victim’s birthday


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A Spartanburg family needs your help to find out who shot and killed two men inside a car back in May.

A vigil was held Sunday night on Williams Street in Spartanburg where the shooting happened. The family hopes it will help shed light on the case and bring them justice.

Jeffrey Woodruff would have turned 25 years old on Sunday. With balloons and candles, his birthday was celebrated with family and friends in the same spot where he was killed 7 months ago.

“I miss my son so much that I just, every time I look at his picture I just look for him to come up,” his mother, Faye Woodruff, said.

He and his friend Allen Sullivan were gunned down in a car on Williams street on May 24th, 2016.

“I kept calling Jeffrey’s phone and he wouldn’t answer,” Faye recalled. “It just broke me down to where I just started asking the lord for prayer and strength.”

“They didn’t hurt nobody. They always joking and laughing, singing and talking.”

Witnesses told police there was a party happening at the time of the crime, but still no one has been arrested for their deaths.

“I know the streets have codes and no snitching, forget all of that. There are people hurting,” Jeffrey’s friend Stacey Mack added. “It is unfortunate that his life was cut so short, someone who is so full of life”

Jeffrey’s family is determined to get answers. They plan on celebrating his life every birthday and will continue getting the word out about his case.

“Whoever is out there still running the street, know that you going to get got eventually,” Keith Jones, Jeffrey’s brother, said. “I miss him, that’s all I can say.”

“Whoever his killer is, I just wish you would come forward but I mean God’s got it. God’s going to see that you be dealt with,” his mother continued.

The family says they’ll make sure both of their lives are never forgotten and that they live on through their memories and their kids.

“For my child to say who did this to my daddy and for me to tell him I don’t know, it is unacceptable,” Porschia Dover said about her son with Jeffrey. “As a mother, I can’t accept that. It has to be solved.”

Spartanburg police says not much has changed in the investigation. They need someone to come forward to help them find whoever is responsible.

Anyone with information about the double homicide should call Spartanburg police or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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