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Parents, police seek new leads in decade-old murder case

Police are hoping to find new leads in the cold case. (Image: Honolulu CrimeStoppers) Police are hoping to find new leads in the cold case. (Image: Honolulu CrimeStoppers)
Jason Nam was 31 when he was killed in a shooting outside of his apartment. (Image: Hawaii News Now) Jason Nam was 31 when he was killed in a shooting outside of his apartment. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
Jason Nam's parents say there's not a day that goes by that they don't think about him. (Image: Hawaii News Now) Jason Nam's parents say there's not a day that goes by that they don't think about him. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Ten years ago Thursday, Michael Nam's son was killed. Time hasn't healed the wound.

“These freaking punks, they are still running free, getting away with murder," he told reporters, holding back tears.

On March 10, 2006, 31-year-old Jason Nam was approached by three men just outside his apartment on South Beretania Street when an argument ensued. Nam was shot once, said Sgt. Kim Buffett, of CrimeStoppers Honolulu.

The suspects fled in a black Nissan Maxima, which had been reported stolen. Later that night, the car was found torched in Mililani.

Although a witness at the scene was interviewed, the case went cold. Now, police are hoping the public can help revive the investigation.

Buffett said the shooting wasn't random, and they suspect someone in the community knows the three men responsible.

Nam's parents say that while an arrest won't bring back their son, they are hoping for closure.

"Every day, I think about him. Anytime I need help he was always there," Michael Nam said. "I really miss him a lot."

Jason Nam's mother, Alicia, added, "Everything you see, reminds me of him."

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