Family awaits closure as cold case grows colder

Family awaits closure as cold case grows colder
(Source: KARK)

SEARCY, AR (KAIT/KARK) - Last year, detectives in White County made an arrest in a decades-old cold case, but the family of Jarrod Green still has no closure.

"I have not had one joyful day in my life since he disappeared," Sharon Green, Jarod's mother said.

According to Little Rock NBC Affiliate KARK, Green said not a day has gone by that she does not think about her son.

Green went missing on September 30, 1994, when he was only 20-years-old. Details surrounding his disappearance are mostly pieced together from witness statements.

His body has never been found.

In May 2017, police arrested Brandon Wheeler, Green's childhood friend. Police were originally looking to charge him with capital murder and abuse of a corpse.

Since then, prosecutors have decided not to pursue those charges.

"We didn't want to have the doubt again with the jury so we went ahead and just pulled back on it for now," Sgt. Steve Hernandez with the Searcy Police Department said.

Hernandez said investigating a homicide without the victim's body makes it almost impossible to get a conviction.

Searcy police said the investigation is still active and there is a lot they can't talk about right now.

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