Parents plead for answers in son’s Ellington Parkway murder

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The family of a Nashville murder victim held a press conference Wednesday to plead for information and answers in their son’s murder.

Ryan Trent was shot and killed while driving on Ellington Parkway the morning of Sept. 28. He was found inside his truck after it ran off the road into a tree line near Briley Parkway.

“I beg anyone who may have seen the white pick-up truck go off the roadway, or anything at all regarding Ryan’s murder, to please come forward,” his mother Sharon Trent said.

“I talked to him the evening before he was shot. He was happy to be coming home and to get see everybody,” she added, saying he was planning to head home that weekend.

(Courtesy: The Trent family)
(Courtesy: The Trent family)

“No matter how small you might think the lead is, it might lead to an arrest. We know it won’t bring Ryan back to us, but it will give peace of mind to our family,” his father added.

A total of $12,000 is being offered for anything that leads to an arrest in the case–$10,000 from the family, which is good for one year; $1,000 from Nashville Crime Stoppers; an $1,000 from Trent’s employer.

Anyone with information about Trent’s murder, or who may have overheard conversations of persons with knowledge of the case, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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