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Gaskins murder still unsolved after four years

26-year-old Rosie Courdle Gaskins was shot to death inside her car in March, 2010. Her killer is still on the run 26-year-old Rosie Courdle Gaskins was shot to death inside her car in March, 2010. Her killer is still on the run

By Jade Bulecza and Dave Miller

WILLACOOCHEE, GA (WALB) -  For four years, clues have been scarce in an Atkinson County murder case that remains unsolved.

26-year-old Rosie Courdle Gaskins was shot to death inside her car in March, 2010. Her killer is still on the run.

Over the years searchers on horseback combed the woods, fields, and crime scene where Rosie Courdle Gaskins was found shot to death in her car March 7, 2010.

Her heartbroken mother Mattie Courdle told us in 2011 about the last time she saw her daughter. "I remember kissing her on the forehead and saying 'I got to go to work' and I said 'have fun mud bogging and see you tonight,' and I never got to see her again," said Mattie Courdle, Rosie's mom. "That was the last time I saw my baby alive."

The case remains unsolved, but officials vowed to not quit until the murder suspect is caught.

"Honey, I got daughters too, and I can imagine, no I can't imagine what it would be like to lay down every night wondering 'is that killer having a good time today?' That son of a gun has got to go to jail for a long time," Atkinson County Sheriff David Moore told us three years ago.

About 75 searchers knocked on 500 doors, interviewed folks and talked to motorists on the highways to bring awareness to the case.

They covered the two square mile town of Willacoochee like a blanket. That includes investigators, firefighters, emergency management agencies, state troopers and GBI agents.

"Eventually you're going to get caught," said Micke Jewell, Rosie's cousin. "Run, whatever you got to do, but we're coming for you... you better believe. She loved life and loved to live life and there's only one. There's only one Rosie."

None of those leads panned out, and Rosie Gaskins' murder goes unavenged.


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