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Fulton County DA uses billboards to help track down homicide suspects

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Carlyn Ashley is dealing with a hurt few can understand. Not only was her son gunned down 20 months ago, the victim of an armed robbery, police say the search for the killer or killers has gone cold.

"My son was a good kid. He did all the right things. He lived an honest, legal life and it was very cruel of whoever took his life. So again I am appealing, I'm urging somebody out there who has some information or knowledge as to who took my son's life to come forward," said Ashley.

Timothy Ashley was walking home after work along Danforth Road late one night in August 2012, when police said he was robbed and then shot to death less than a mile from his home. Investigators have released sketches of two suspects believed to have robbed someone else in the area shortly before Timothy Ashley was attacked, but so far no arrests have been made. As a result, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office has purchased several billboards around southwest Atlanta in hopes they lead to a break in the case and justice for a still grieving mother.

"If they are aware of who killed my son or they know or they have any idea, they need to come forward with the information," said Carlyn Ashley. "It was me 20 months ago, tomorrow it may be them."

Three billboards have been placed at Campbellton Road and Delowe Drive, Fairburn Road and MLK Jr. Drive and Fulton Industrial Boulevard at Mendel Drive. The ads have also been placed at several MARTA bus stops. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.

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