TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the one-year mark passes, several local families are still seeking answers in the unsolved deaths of their loved ones. The New Year’s Day will mark exactly one year since Casey Mack Goodson was murdered off Highway 20 in Leon County. Goodson was shot near his home on Ravensview Drive last January, after arriving home and noticing someone suspicious. His family is still waiting for answers about who killed him and why. The loss of her son is still incredibly tough for Heather Strickland, Goodson’s mom. She mentioned that there is a $9,500 reward for information that helps deputies catch Casey Mack’s killer.
In another tragic incident, 21-year-old former Valdosta State student Brianna Long was killed by a stray bullet while finishing up work at the Pier Bar in Remerton. Long, who was studying dental hygiene at VSU, was described as a bright light to people around her. An anonymous resident offered a $25,000 reward in connection to Long’s case. Additionally, the community is still mourning the tragic death of a 16-year-old Valdosta High School student and football player, Sam Johnson, Jr. who was killed in a hit-and-run accident. If anyone has any information about any of these cases, please share that information with local police to help bring closure to the families.
Law enforcement is still seeking information about these unsolved cases and is urging anyone with information to come forward. These families continue to mourn and seek closure, hoping that someone will provide the information needed to solve these tragic incidents.