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Families seek justice in unsolved homicides during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 7:02 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 5:31 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Families of murder victims that are still seeking justice for their loved ones, are sharing their stories during this National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

“Being able to connect with people who have had that experience and sharing your story so they know they’re not alone,” said Diana Figueroa, the daughter of Carlos Figueroa. Her father’s homicide has remained unsolved for 18 years.

Homicide Survivors Inc. held an unsolved murder press conference Tuesday featuring three Tucson cold cases. Surviving family members spoke about their losses.

“For as long as I breathe, I will grieve and ache and love Zach with all my heart and soul,” said Zach Corbut’s mother in a statement given to Homicide Survivors Inc.

Zach Corbut was shot and killed in a home invasion robbery in 2015. His mother’s heartache is also felt by Irma Ramirez Garcia, whose son Jason was killed downtown in December 2019.

“We’re hopeful that someone comes forward no matter how long its been. I’ll be honest with you. I really feel for others who have cold cases longer than I have,” Ramirez Garcia said.

Figueroa shared her experience dealing with her father’s loss.

“Some days are better than others,” she said. “You don’t carry the full weight of it every day but it’s in the back of your mind.”

If you have any information related to these unsolved homicides, call (520) 882-7463 to remain anonymous. Make online reports, here.

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