2 years later, family of murdered Wakulla County man holds vigil

Published: Oct. 6, 2015 at 11:25 PM EDT
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By: Erin Lisch

August 15, 2016

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla.(WCTV) -- Family and friends remember the life of one Wakulla county man almost two years after his murder.

Jody Kilgore was found dead inside his Crawfordville home in 2014, but his killer has never been found.

Since then, loved ones gather to celebrate his birthday and honor his life.

Kilgore's mother says she appreciates the support over the past two years and will continue having vigils for her son.

Gladys Kilgore said, “He never hurt anyone, he never had an enemy, we didn't think. We still don't think he did because he did such good work when he worked and never had enemies that i know of, he was such a good man."

Monday night, the group celebrated what would have been Kilgore's 52nd birthday.


By: Kevin Clark

October 6, 2015 - 11 p.m.

Crawfordville, FL - Family and friends held a candlelight vigil for Jody Kilgore, a Wakulla County man who was murdered one year ago.

50-year-old Kilgore was found dead in his Crawfordville home on October 6th, 2014. Investigators ruled it a homicide.

"Some days I'm good, then the next minute I'm bad again," said Kilgore's mother Gladys. "It's hard when you lose your only son."

Tuesday's vigil was more than about remembering the life of Kilgore, an electrician and avid fisherman.

Kilgore's murder is still unsolved.

FDLE and the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office say they continue to investigate the case almost daily.

Officials say they hope someone in the community knows what happened and will come forward.

"It's hard to believe that nobody knows anything," said Keith Blackmar of WCSO. "We're hoping that someone will come forward and show some compassion and the family will have some closure."

Back in February investigators said they would offer a $7,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the individual who killed Kilgore.

Anyone with that information can call Big Bend Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.