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Vigil held on 4-year anniversary of Brown Co. woman's unsolved murder

Brittany Stykes (PHOTO: Provided) Brittany Stykes (PHOTO: Provided)
BROWN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A Brown County family devastated by an unsolved murder is still looking for answers almost exactly four years later.

Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Brittany Dodson Stykes, and her family honored her at a candlelight vigil, near the spot along U.S. 68 where Stykes was shot and killed.

The family said they do this event each year to make sure that Brittany isn't forgotten. 

"My family indefinite know what heartache is. Heartache is missing Brittany and knowing we're going to have to miss her everyday for our life," a family friend said. 

Brittany's mother said it's hard going on each day not knowing why her daughter was killed, but the community support and her faith is what keeps her going.

"I know the good lord whether it be here or later on the person that did this they will have to answer to the lord," she said. 

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Stykes died on August 28, 2013. Investigators have said that she was shot and killed in the front seat of her jeep along U.S. 68 in Brown County.

According to officials, the 22-year-old woman was pregnant. Her now four-year-old daughter, Aubrey, was also shot while sitting in the back seat of the jeep, but she survived the shooting.

Brittany's father said there isn't a day that goes by where Aubree doesn't ask about her mother.

"Liitle Aubree was her world. She asks questions wants to know what happened to her mom," he said. 

At the start of 2017, Brown County officials held a press conference where they said that they are still focused on solving the case.

Officials are still hunting down Stykes' killer.

"This case has never been closed, and we've never stopped investigating," Zac Corbin, the Brown County prosecutor, told FOX19 NOW in January.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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