ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) -- The family of the man who was found dead in a burning car along with a woman earlier this month remembered their son on Monday.
Kenya Dindy says the pain of losing her son,Justin Sullivan, 28, is indescribable.
"My heart hurts, I've never felt pain like this before," Dindy said. "And I don't wish this pain on anyone."
Sullivan and 23-year-old Karlie Clearman of Ardmore were both found dead in a burning car earlier this month. Sullivan lived in Midwest City, and Dindy says she has no idea why her son was in Ardmore, or his relationship to Clearman.
"I wish he would've told me he was going somewhere, let me know so I could talk him out of it," Dindy said. "I mean, if I could change that, I want to figure out what's going on because I don't know, just like no one else knows."
In 2008, Sullivan was charged with first degree murder, but police tell us those charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence.
"They were dropped because they didn't have any evidence, because he did not do it." Dindy said.
And records show Sullivan was released from prison earlier this year for possession of the drug P.C.P, but Dindy says he was a man trying to turn his life around for his three kids.
"In life we all go through things, and we all make mistakes. I'm not saying he was perfect, but he had changed his life around," Dindy said. "He was funny, he was kind. And he had the biggest heart."
Ardmore Police said they believe they are on the right track in the investigation, with persons of interest in mind, and are waiting on search warrants.
And that's good news for a mother who just wants justice for the son she remembers as loving and loyal.
"He said I'm not going to leave my momma. I'm your protector," Dindy said. "You're my mommy. And I can remember him saying he would always protect me."