CHICAGO (CBS) — On February 19, 2007, 13-year-old Lazarus Jones was beaten to death on a Chicago street corner. Pamela Jones is still looking for the killer of her son, who police believe was a victim of mistaken identity.
But all the flyers, a $10,000 reward and Facebook pleas have turned up few leads and no killer, so this year Jones is soliciting the help of a local rapper and a video photographer to produce a song she’ll blast on social media.
“We’re going to put it on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Google and LinkedIn,” said Jones. “I’m really frustrated and I”m tired. It’s been seven years. I figure if I make a statement with a video and with words and a statement to the people who took my son’s life maybe it’ll really home to someone who knows what happened,” said Jones.
Community activist Dawn Valenci says social media is the best thing to use. .
“Everybody’s on it. This is a kinda rap, kinda hip hop, type of a video. Youtube is a big sensation with young people. Hopefully people will listen to it and we may get some information from it,” said Valenci.
Information that will give Jones the closure she longs for.
The video should be finished next week. You can find it on Youtube and several other social media site. You’ll also find numbers to call if you have any information.