Police Check More Than 300 Leads In Dickus Slayings

Friends, Family Mourn Year After Deaths

Police, friends and family are still searching for answers one year after the slayings of Chynna Dickus, 26, and her stepson, Blake, 10, in their Franklin home.

An autopsy showed that both had been stabbed and that Blake had also been beaten.

"I miss him a lot," said Christina Dickus, Blake's mother. "He always had a smile on his face, full of energy and was a very affectionate child."

An intensive investigation was mounted after the deaths but no arrests have been made in the case.

Franklin police said they have investigated more than 300 leads since the slayings.

"We believe somebody out there does have the information we need to solve this case," said Franklin Police Chief John Borges.

Community members released balloons in memory of the victims Tuesday evening in front of the Johnson County Courthouse.

"I can't even tell you how much I miss him," Christina Dickus said. "I don't even want to be here anymore. I want to be with him."

Blake Dickus, who was going to be a fourth-grader at Needham Elementary School, was remembered by classmates as a warm, engaging boy.

Stephen Dickus, the boy's father, found the bodies. He was ruled out as a possible suspect about a month after the slayings.

Franklin police asked anyone with information in the case to call them at 317-736-5111.

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