Reidsville family waits for murder suspect to be found
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REIDSVILLE -- It has been nearly five months since Douglas and LaDonna French were killed inside their Pinewood Road home in Reidsville, leaving Whitley French, 19 and her brother, Hunter, 12, parentless.
Whitley French was home with her parents the night of the attack, her brother was away at camp.
"I had been away from school for a month and came home to see them for the weekend and everything was good," French said. "We had dinner together and talked and it was like it happened like nothing. It was just fast."
French said the night her parents were shot to death is still a blur. She suffered a laceration on her arm, and was the one to call 911.
"I got stitches in my arm, but I didn't realize I was hurt until about five minutes after everything happened," she said.
Now that some time has passed, the family said they are doing well and staying busy, relying on law enforcement to find the murderer.
Shortly after the couple was killed, neighbors started to put up Carolina blue ribbons. They said they won't take them down until justice is served.
"They were Carolina fans in every way," said Nancy Moseley, mother of LaDonna French.
"My parents were good people and everybody liked them and I just don't understand why sometimes," French said. "Why they picked my family? But you know, God does everything for a reason."
For now the blue ribbons help keep the French's memory alive, while investigators continue to go through the evidence and wait for lab results.
"You still have to look at it every time you pass," Moseley said. "They're still gone."
So far there have been no arrests in this case.