By: Chloe Leshner


WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) -- Today marks 5 years since an army vet was brutally murdered at Warwick City Park. The killer is still out there and investigators haven't given up on getting justice.

Jack Fay's daughter tells ABC 6 News someone out there must know something about her dad's murder and that they remain cautiously hopeful they'll see justice. But 5 years later, she still grapples with his death.

"You just don't take someone's life like that," Meaghan Fay says.

Fay was running in Warwick City Park when he was brutally murdered and shoved in a garbage can. His daughter says they're still looking for closure.

"We're always cautiously hopeful but we do understand that it's tough. It's tough because it's pretty clear to us that my father didn't know this person or these people so when there's no connection, it makes it a lot more difficult for them," she says.

Police say the case has remained a top priority and new information has come in over the past 5 years.

"This is not a cold case, we remain committed to solving this," says Major Rick Rathbun with Warwick Police.

Police still haven't made any arrests but back in 2014 they put out a picture of what the suspect could look like based on DNA from the scene.

"We've been aggressive and we continue to be aggressive. The piece of the puzzle is out there and we feel very comfortable with the investigative leads that we have now that at some point we will have justice for the family of Mr. Fay," says Rathbun.

The family hoping that day comes sooner rather than later.

"I know my dad. He was retired and an introverted person he kept to himself and he was just out doing his normal daily routine," says Fay.

Both family and police pleading with the public, they say any little bit of information could help. A $25,000 reward still stands.

(C) WLNE/ABC 6 2018