Sister raising money, hoping to find her brother's killer
PORTLAND, Ore. —
He was shot dead in his own home and now, more than six months later, there is still no arrest in the death of Brian Spaulding.
With her brother's picture on her wall, Kate Bostick can see his smile when she wants to.
"Honestly it's hard. I avoid looking right at it all the time," Bostick said. "It's always there. They're always in your mind. Everybody is trying their best to put on a brave face."
Detectives have told family members they don't know who or why that person went to Spaulding's home in June to kill him. They have followed up on leads, and so far it hasn't turned up anything.
"You can't stop running through the scenarios of like what happened, why did this happen, who would do that," Kate says.
Brian worked as a massage therapist and had just finished training to become a Jiu Jitsu instructor. The 36-year-old led a humble life, with a tight circle of friends and family. There's a $2,500 Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
"We thought we could do better and bump that up," Bostick said.
Her family and friends have already raised more than $10,000 to add to the reward through a GoFundMe account.
"Hopefully that is maybe enticing to somebody who maybe knows something and doesn't want to come forward or is scared, or I don't know maybe what your reason would be, but if that would help, you know," Bostick said.
Anything to find some closure and get justice for Brian Spaulding.
"Here we are without my brother, and they're likely just doing what they want," Bostick said. "They probably spent the holidays with their family and they get to come and go and it's just not fair."