PEORIA (WEEK) — Thursday marked one year since Ryan Greenwood was shot and killed on the 1700 block of Bigelow on Peoria’s West Bluff. With no arrest in the cases, Greenwood’s mother, Peoria County Clerk Rachael Parker, is still asking that people come forward.
Back on June 3, 2020, Police found Greenwood shot in the chest on Bigelow around 11:30. The 30-year-old likely died instantly.
In August 2020, Rachael Parker held a press conference in front of a memorial for her son, steps from where he died.
“If you saw something, say something, clear your conscience, and help us get justice for Ryan,” she said in August.
The memorial set up in an empty lot is still intact today, maintained by the man who owns the land. On Thursday, Parker stood in front of that memorial once again asking folks to tell police what they saw. She said people that know something are not talking.
“I’m frustrated, I’m angry and as a mom, sometimes you’re disappointed in yourself you don’t know if you did what you’re supposed to do,” said Parker.
Parker said despite all that, she is not giving up. She drives by her son’s memorial on Bigelow everyday, committed to finding out who killed her son. Whitney Jensen, Greenwood’s cousin, share his aunt’s frustration.
“They say that this place, this location is the heart of Peoria, where is the heart, where is the love? Show up, say something, I don’t understand, help me understand,” said Jensen.
Police and the family ask anyone who know anything or saw something last June to call Crimestoppers at 309-673-9000.
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