CALDWELL, Idaho – Police and family are still searching for answers after the people who robbed an Idaho convenience store and killed an employee have remained on the loose for nearly three years.
Christopher Reese, 25, was shot and killed in December 2014 when two armed suspects robbed Jacksons Food Store in Notus, Idaho, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported on Saturday. The suspects took a safe and fled in Reese’s vehicle.
Although the vehicle and safe were found, police were not able to identify the suspects.
Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue said the investigation is still active, but they haven’t received information pointing them to the suspects. He said they want to keep the public aware of the case with the hope that someone with information will come forward.
Polly Griggs, the mother of Reese, said she contacts the sheriff’s office regularly to see if there’s any new information on the case.
“You always hold on to that little bit of hope,” Griggs said. “It kind of keeps you going because if you get it, you’ll get closure.”
Reese left behind a daughter who is now 6 years old. Griggs said she listens every day to a voicemail of Reese speaking to his daughter, and she’s hopeful that the killers will be brought to justice.
“They stole something more precious than money or anything material,” Griggs said. “They stole my baby, and when they stole his life, they took part of mine.”
The convenience store is still offering a $50,000 reward for information that would lead authorities to the suspects.