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One year later: Family hopes for answers in Jack Fay's murder

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By: Alexandra Cowley 
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Renewed efforts to solve a brutal murder that rocked the city of Warwick. Saturday marks one year since the body of 66–year–old Jack Fay was found in City Park. Fay's family is holding a candlelight vigil Saturday where his body was discovered in a trash barrel. Detectives have worked dozens of leads, but still no arrests.

We spoke to fay's only daughter, Meaghan, who says her biggest fear is her father's case going cold, and his killer getting away with it. 

It's been one year since 66–year–old Jack Fay took off on his routine morning jog and never returned. His body found in a trash barrel in Warwick City Park. Detective Sergeant Mark Canning has been leading the investigation into Fay's brutal murder.

"A year is a lot of diligent efforts behind it, a lot of vetted information behind it, a lot of persons or persons of interest," explained Canning.

Canning says they've had numerous suspects, many have been exonerated.

"We still have people that need to be looked at and we continue in the days and weeks to come," he said. 

Fays only daughter, Meaghan, has planned a candlelight vigil at City Park tomorrow to mark the first anniversary of her father's murder, and to keep his case fresh in the public's mind. We spoke to her over the phone.

"Obviously no one in my family wants this to become a cold case, we want someone to find the person that did this. It's a hard pill to swallow to think that in today's world you can kill an innocent person and completely get away with it," said Meaghan Fay.

A retired postal worker, and father of 4, Fay stood at 6 foot 3. Police say the person responsible for Fay's murder would have had scratches or bruises from a struggle. The area where Fay's body was found, was also infested with poison ivy.

Since the murder, police released a picture of a unique sledge hammer found near the crime scene. Hoping someone would recognize it. 

"We are confident that this case will be closed with an arrest," said Canning. 

Meaghan said, "My dad had a family, and our family has been devastated by this."

Saturday night's vigil is at 7:30 at Warwick City Park by the bench dedicated in Fay's memory.

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