Crime Stoppers posting signs hoping for tips in cold case

Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers have posted signs in locations around Gulfport, hoping the public will help provide information that will lead to answers about what happened to Kevin Slater.
The organization also is offering up to $5,000 in reward money for a tip that leads to an arrest in the case.
Slater, 24, was found shot to death in his car at the intersection of Tandy Drive and Cora Circle in Gulfport on January 23, 1999.

Slater was headed to work at the Imperial Place in Biloxi. He worked two jobs as a security officer, including one at what was Dupont in Delisle. “When he died, it took a piece of me and to this day, you know, it’s a void that I have because that was my brother, that was my hero.”

Jones was 19 at the time of her brother’s death and says she will never forget that day she got the news. “It crushed me when Kevin passed away. I was actually at work at the time.”

Slater was a graduate of Harrison Central High School and had just gotten out of the military.

WXXV updated viewers about Slater’s cold case death earlier this year in June.

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