LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – It has been nearly four months since her husband’s mysterious murder, but a grieving widow is working with Lauderhill Police to bring his killers to justice.
“I made this trip here today because I wanted the opportunity to plea with everyone to find the individuals who killed my husband,” said Nakeeha Young at a news conference Wednesday.
Her husband, Emerald Senior, was murdered Feb. 11. He was 44 years old. He was found shot to death inside their Inverrary Drive condominium in the Manors community.
Emerald, whose real name is Martin Young, lived fulltime with his wife and two children in Virginia. He and his family would visit South Florida periodically and stay in their condominium.
Nakeeha remains shattered and is still mourning the loss of her husband but police have surveillance video that they hope will help lead them to his killers.
The crime unfolded over several hours.
According to investigators, Emerald met three women in downtown Fort Lauderdale early in the morning.
The video shows the victim holding hands with one of the women as they walked down the sidewalk.
Then there is video of all four of them in the elevator of his condo.
One of the women, wearing a red dress, is later seen going to the lobby and letting two men with masks inside. Afterward, the two men and two women are seen running down a stairwell and fleeing the building.
Police found Emerald dead from a gunshot wound.
“We believe it was a robbery gone bad,” said Lauderhill Police Detective Sergeant Joshua Hansen. “There was a struggle and it ended with the death of the victim.”
Police need your help finding the suspects.
“They took something great from me and my family and I feel we won’t have any peace until they are brought to justice,” said Nakeea. “They took an opportunity to try to gain something without working for it. I am certain they will do it again,” she said.
Police say three of the suspects have ties to Miami.
Alejandra Porras, 25, Laura Perez-Lozano 23, and Christian Quinonez, 18. They are still trying to identify the woman in the red dress who was seen in the video letting the two male suspects into the building.
Police say the fifth suspect is 23-year-old Juan Carvajal, AKA “Juribel” is from Orlando and is a singer with a large YouTube presence.
“The suspects are altering their appearance and using false identities. They are all of Colombian descent,” said Lauderhill Police Chief Constance Stanley.
In the past few months, the suspects were spotted in Texas and California. At one point, they were traveling in a 2013 black Honda Accord but it is not known if they still have the car.
There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. All five are wanted for robbery and murder. If you recognize any of them, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.