Mother of Lufkin shooting victim wants answers

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Holley Nees - email

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Peggy Scurlock looks at pictures of the 23-year-old daughter she'll never get back.

"They need to find him because this person is out there, you know and if they decide to take someone else's life..." she said.

It's been nearly five months since Brianna Shaw was shot dead on the 300 block of Davis Street.

Artha Griffin, 64, was also found dead in the same yard.

"Part of me thinks, you know, how did two people get killed here with other houses as close as they are without anyone knowing and they laid there four hours before they were discovered," Scurlock said. "I wonder about that."

She has a lot of questions she wants answered and a killer she wants found.

"I don't want nothing done to him besides locked away, you know, because no one has the right to take someone's life, no matter what," she said.

She says Griffin helped girls like Shaw. Girls on the streets and on drugs.

"I do not believe that Artha shot her and then himself because he thought too much of her," Scurlock said.

Early on in the investigation, police told us that they have responded to disturbances here at the house before.

Police are still treating the case as a double homicide and released this statement: "the detectives investigating this case will do everything within their power to solve it but they will not jump to conclusions or make assumptions."

"I have been told by the detective that when it is over, he will go over everything with me that he has found out, but he just could not tell me anything now," Scurlock said.

Her daughter was an army veteran and a mother of two, but for the past two years, she was a drug addict.

"I think it was [a drug deal gone bad]," Scurlock said. "I really think it was."

She forgives the killer. But since she couldn't take the bullet for her daughter, she wants to find out who fired the deadly shot.

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