NAACP hosts fundraiser for murder investigation

SHERMAN, TX-- It's been almost four weeks since 28-year-old, Bobby Ray Mathenia Jr., was found dead in a field just west of town.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder, but friends and family are still searching for answers.

At the Grayson County NAACP headquarters, friends remembered the man they lost.

"Bobby was just a good young man, happy, fun, happy go lucky," Grayson County NAACP President, Erik Jackson, said.

Mathenia's friends and relatives want answers, and they're going out of their way to get them.

"My son don't deserve that, don't nobody deserve to get their life taken by another person, nobody, it's wrong. They don't have that right. I just want to see justice done," Evelyn Stone, said.

They gathered for a bbq and several workshops which they called, Spiritual Warfare.

Donations were encouraged to fund a private investigator to look into Mathenia's gruesome murder.

"We want to clear up any suspicions, we think this is a perfect opportunity for the whole community black and white to come together to try and solve these issues," Jackson, said.

Two men have already been arrested in connection with the case. But Mathenia's friends and family say there are still several gaps in the investigation, and they won't rest until all their questions are answered.

"We know that he's looking down on us. We're going to make sure that justice is done. We're not going to give up, we're not going to stop, because there's still someone out there," Antonio Mathenia, said.

Funds raised from Saturday's event will support a private investigator who's already begun looking into the case and also to try and set up a phone line for anonymous tips regarding the murder.


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