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Tulsa Murder Victim's Daughter Plead For Help Finding Justice

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Two years after the murder of James Cooper, the leads have dried up. Now, his daughters are begging for help.

James Cooper's daughters say even a little bit of information could be the piece investigators need to solve this crime. They say in a sense their dad was executed, and right now they don't know who did it or why.
"My heart is gone," said Ivory Davis, daughter of a Tulsa murder victim. "It's like - it's like your soul is missing."

James Coopers daughters find it hard to hold back the tears just thinking about what they'd say to their father's killer.
"I would say I forgive you but please come forward. We need peace in our hearts," Davis said. "My children are broken."
On July 23, 2015, after an evening of playing tennis - their dad died. He'd been shot multiple times.  His daughters say the person who shot him ran off before any one could get a good look.

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"It's at a park where someone is vulnerable, and they are in a relaxed situation and to be taken off guard and murdered," said daughter Laquita Cooper.
His daughters come often to this spot to change out the flowers at the makeshift memorial. They lean on each other, but also reflect and pray for answers.

"They are in our community, and we don't know who they are, or if they are walking by us or not," Laquita said.

Nearly two years after Cooper's death, his daughters say investigators have run out of leads, so they are taking initiative. 
Posting on social media; they even started a Facebook page: Families Seeking Justice.

"He was just a loving, caring man," Ivory Davis said of her father.

Although this is tough for them, it's also a loss for north Tulsa. As a businessman, they say he worked to develop the area by building homes and planned to start a new office development.

"It's heartbreaking, and the community should definitely feel outraged about this," Ivory said.

If you know anything about this shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS. You can reach out to Cooper's daughters directly at their Facebook page.

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