Family continues search for justice after murder of Smyrna fisherman

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – The family of a Smyrna fisherman who was murdered in October 2015 continues to seek justice.

Police said William “Gregg” Hawkins, of Murfreesboro, was fishing with his daughter when he interrupted a crime in progress and was shot and killed at the Mona Boat Ramp in Smyrna on Oct. 16, 2015.

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Hawkins’ murder has yet to be solved.

His wife and daughters spoke at a media briefing Thursday where they pleaded for anyone with information about Hawkins death to come forward.

“He was amazing. I loved him since I was 18, so I’ve really not been without him, so this has been like hell on earth this last year, and I just want justice for Gregg. I just want justice,” said his wife Janet.

His family hoped electronic billboards in April would help bring in information about the unsolved case and is offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 615-904-3043 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP.

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