Old wounds are reopened for a family in McMinn County.
That family lost Patty Striker 14 years ago. She was murdered, and police never arrested anyone. Wednesday, Patty's husband, Stan, committed suicide.
Before Stan Striker took his own life, he shot their 2 children. The 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl are both recovering in the hospital.
Mark Moses remembers the murder like it was yesterday. It was April 10th, 2000. His 35-year-old sister was shot in the head and killed at the family's winery. The same place where family members say Stan Striker drove his 2 children early Wednesday, shot them, and then turned the gun on himself. Patty's other brother Jeff says he's feeling a wide range of emotions. He feels bad for the two teens who have now lost both their parents.
"It was a very selfish act. It was unnecessary and the children will never forget this. I'm sure it's going to take a lot of extensive therapy," says Mark.
Patty's other brother, Jeff says he's hopeful that this will open new doors to finding out who killed his sister 14 years ago.
"We certainly hope to get the full answer about what happened to Patty because we know he wasn't the only one involved. More than one person planned and carried that out. We do know that. We know he was a party in that," says Jeff.
Patty's murder was widely covered. Over the years her family has handed out flyers, offered rewards, contacted the television series, "America's Most Wanted" and even hired private detectives. The family says to this day, they haven't stopped working to find answers.
"We know in our heart what happened to Patty," says Jeff.
In 2012, the family winery, the same place Striker was found dead went up in flames which police at the time called suspicious. To this day, they still haven't figured out the cause of that mysterious fire.
Family members say the two teens are recovering in the hospital but are expected to be okay. By Alyssa Spirato