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Utah mom wants answers in nearly 3-year old cold case

Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 23:47:59-04

OGDEN, Utah – A mother is looking for answers and justice nearly three years since her son was shot and killed.

On November 27, 2017, Brian Housley was killed in what was described as a drive-by shooting. He was 28 years old.

Investigators said he was the unintended victim and was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“It’s just not right,” said Darcie Housley, Brian’s mom. “He didn’t do anything to these people. They didn’t know him.”

To this day, nobody has been held accountable for the crime.

“Every time I go into Ogden I just cringe,” Darcie said. “I hate to say that, but I just look around and think, is it that them, is that them?”

Darcie says she is now working with the Utah Cold Case Coalition, a nonprofit organization that works to find justice for grieving loved ones.

“They truly understand how devastating it is to a family that they don’t know where to turn,” Darcie said.

Days waiting for answers have turned into months and now years.

“You feel like you got to grasp every resource you can. It’s just gone too long. People are forgetting, they have moved on,” Darcie said.

But she hopes keeping Brian’s memory and name alive will lead to the one clue that can end this mystery and deliver some peace.

“I don’t think you will ever get over it,” Darcie said. “What it will do for me, in the end, is give me this little peace that I know they are off the street, they can’t hurt anybody else.”

The Utah Cold Case Coalition offers a reward for information that leads to the closure of every cold case in the state.