Unsolved: Darien Richardson, Part 2

“I don’t think people realize how hard it is to live with that over your head and on your mind and in your life constantly,” Judi Richardson explained. “People forget, they just do. Family forgets, even. Nobody thinks about it, but it’s always on your mind. Is today going to be the day someone is going to call? Is someone going to turn up? Is someone going to come forward?”

Since that night in January 2010 when a masked intruder fired several rounds into Darien Richardson’s bedroom, Judi Richardson and her family have waited for the call that would bring them closure and justice in Darien’s still unsolved murder.

In Part 1 of this two part series, we got to know Darien through the eyes of her mother, and we heard about the painful, emotional road to recovery after suffering two gunshot wounds that was then unexpectedly cut short.

With Darien’s passing, Portland Police had a homicide investigation on their hands. A clue still lodged in Darien’s hip would lead them to the first big break in the case, but a break that would only take them so far when a loophole left the investigation stalled at a frustrating dead end.

Press play to hear Part 2 of Darien’s story.

Take Action

The family and friends of Darien Richardson are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for her death. Anyone with information regarding Darien Richardson’s murder is asked to contact the Detective Division of the Portland Police Department at (207) 874-8479 or at www.portland-police.com.

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