Chelsea Small's family has new hope her murder case will be cracked

Posted at 10:51 PM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 23:22:42-04

The family of Chelsea Small celebrates a milestone in her life and holds onto hope her killer will be caught.

Wednesday night, at a cemetery in Gibraltar, Chelsea Small’s family gathered to celebrate her 34th birthday.  With balloons, cupcakes and laughter, Chelsea’s sisters, mother, friends and loved ones marked the occasion.

Sharing the good memories of Chelsea helps them deal with the pain of her loss.

"The pain is still as strong as it was four years ago,” said Mandy Stewart, Chelsea’s sister.

"It doesn't get any easier, it will never be any easier until he is caught,” said Tiffany Small, Chelsea’s sister.

It was back in November of 2013, Chelsea was working at the Advance America in Taylor, when a man walked in, robbed the store and shot Chelsea, killing her in cold blood.

Her family is learning from police that the man in the surveillance video was using a silencer when he fired the weapon.

"I get it that there's a silencer on the front and nobody heard anything but this was at 12:04 in the afternoon on Telegraph Rd near Ecorse, it's a busy area, the smallest little detail could actually be very positive,” said Debi Kamin, Chelsea’s mother.

Kamin believes that the man who shot Chelsea actually knew her.  She and her daughters believe that someone out there knows who he is and can be the difference in solving the case.

"We watch the news everyday and we see cold cases that are 10-15 years old the slightest little thing can make a big difference that's all we're asking for, please pick up the phone and call,”  said  Stewart.

Chelsea leaves behind a 12 year-old daughter and a 7 year old-son.

"They've lost their mother, they want to know why and they want to know when he's going to be caught and some of the answers we can't give them,” said Stewart.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers 1(800) SPEAK-UP or the Taylor Police Department at (743) 287-6611.