NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) -- Police in Norwich are hoping a billboard will help lead them to a killer. This case is especially heart wrenching because there are two young children left behind.
Heinous, heartless, whatever you call it, police want to find the person who left two little boys without their mother.
Little Kymani and Sergio now live with their Aunt Peggy and Uncle Ron who are happy to have them.
"I enjoy the kids," said Ron Lufkin, their uncle.
But they are not happy with how the boys came to live with them in Griswold. On December 14, 2011, the boys' mother, Jaclyn Wirth, was gunned down in her Norwich apartment, shots fired through the locked door.
Nine-year-old Sergio, also known as Junie, called for help.
"He can't sleep at night. He's afraid somebody's coming after him and us," said Peggy Lufkin, their aunt.
A nightmare for all of them.
"Words can't even describe. She was my best friend, not only my niece, she was more like my daughter and every day without her is just hearth wrenching," said Peggy Lufkin.
Those boys are now part of a campaign to catch their mother's killer.
"We don't want to make anyone sad by doing it but we just want to show that bad things happen and hopefully someone will step forward," said Lt. Mark Rankowitz, Norwich Police.
A $25,000 reward and a message on this billboard which may prompt someone to act. It says "Who shot our Mommy?"
"It was 1:42 in the morning. Not a lot of people out, so right from the beginning this was a difficult case," said Rankowitz.
But someone knows something.
When asked if he's glad to be on the billboard, Kymani said, "yeah."
These boys deserve justice because they didn't deserve to lose their mother. She's not here to watch Junie win his first baseball trophy or send them off to school.
"They're my heart. They are my heart, they're what keeps me going now. That and finding who did this," said Peggy Lufkin.
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