Mom speaks out after son is found under a Lamar County bridge

LAMAR COUNTY, TX - Preliminary medical examiner's reports show that Tramaine Kellum died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Sheriff Investigators, Texas Rangers and Paris Detectives say this is an ongoing homicide investigation.

Sheriff Cass says they're still uncertain on how long Kellum's body was there, after his wife spoke to him on the phone Saturday.

Tramaine's mother, Kathy Kellum was the last to see him and says she's still in shock.

"I'm still not believing it, it's like a dream or nightmare that I'm waiting to wake up out of. I still haven't digested that yet." said Kellum.

Ms. Kellum says that she wasn't only his mother, she was also his best friend.

"He always relied on me about any and everything that he could talk to me about, I mean everything." said Kellum. "I miss that."

With the suspects still out there Ms. Kellum is scared, not only for her life, but the lives of her kids and grandchildren.

"It's just uncomfortable to be in a situation like this, not knowing who might snatch you up or might harm my kids." said Kellum.

Tramaine leaves behind a wife, a three-year old daughter and four step children.

Ms. Kellum says nothing can replace her son, but finding the ones that did it might heal some wounds.

"It would do a lot to know that if we could get justice served." said Kellum. "Maybe I could start over, but I know I would never be the same."

Authorities are still looking for Kellum's vehicle, a silver 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis with 24-inch wheels, bearing the Texas License Plates BX8-P511.

If you have any information on the crime or the location of his vehicle contact authorities or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.

Lamar County Sheriff's Office: (903) 737-2400
Paris Police Department: (903) 784-6688
Crime Stoppers: (903) 785-TIPS (8477)


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