TALLADEGA COUNTY -- It’s been a year since Tina Lowe lost her husband and son in a double homicide at a residence on Oakdale Road in Alpine. To date, no suspect or suspects have been arrested.
“The person or persons who did this are walking free. They took my child and husband away from me,” Lowe said Wednesday afternoon. “It has been devastating for me, my family and their families. My grandson has no parents. I thought someone would have been arrested by now.”
John William Lowe Jr., 51, and his stepson, Stephen Ryan King, 31, were shot to death outside Lowe’s home Nov. 30, 2015, around 8 p.m. Reportedly, they were shot to death by someone asking for directions.
Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore said Wednesday morning his office’s Investigations Division continues to work the case, yet, there are no new leads and no suspects.
“There is nothing new,” he said. “We are still basically where it was at the time of the double homicide. We want anyone with even the smallest amount of information on this incident to contact us. It could lead us to who shot Lowe and King.
“We certainly want to solve this case. We encourage anyone that can help to step forward.”
Mrs. Lowe told The Daily Home in an interview last December that the gunman was on foot, not in a car, when he asked for directions .
“He kept hanging around asking directions to Odena,” she said. “He was there on a mission, hunting for someone else. He mistook my son for someone else. He shot them in my yard.
“He heard my voice and he started shooting up the vehicles trying to find me.”
Because it was dark, Mrs. Lowe said she did not see the shooter, but she said she heard his voice several times.
“I was standing (in her home) with the door open,” she said. “I thought it was firecrackers. I didn’t realize anyone had been shot till I saw my son laying on the ground.”
Mrs. Lowe said she is not getting any justice or closure when it comes to the death of her husband and son. She thinks someone out there knows something.
“They need to come forward and talk,” she said. “It’s unbearable. It’s horrible not knowing. There are no words to describe the feeling. My grandchildren want to know where their ‘Pop’ and ‘Uncle Ryan’ are.”
The sheriff said there remains a $5,000 reward for any information regarding the shooting death of the father and son last November. Gov. Robert Bentley announced the reward in June. Kilgore requested the governor offer the award.
Anyone with information on this double homicide should contact the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office at 256-761-2141.