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Time hasn't healed all wounds in Flora

The old saying "time heals all wounds" just isn't true for the Flora community.

Posted: Nov 22, 2018 6:51 AM

FLORA, Ind. (WLFI) — The old saying "time heals all wounds" just isn't true for the Flora community. 

In fact in this case, Louis Rose said time just makes things worse.

"It gets rougher everyday because the mind just wanders,"said Rose. Rose is the great uncle of Kionnie, Keyara, Kerriele and Keyanna.
Four sisters who simply didn't get enough time.

"I mean man I can't think of any kind of way to try and hurt anybody like that," said Rose.

Not a day goes by Kathy Clendening doesn't replay that night in her head. But on this night, she chooses to remember the light the girls brought to her life.

The community held a memorial to honor the two year anniversary of the fatal fire on East Columbia Street in Flora. 

"I can't imagine losing one child let alone losing all four of my babies," Clendening said. 

"When you lose a child, you live but you really don't exist anymore," echoed Doug Carter, Superintendent of Indiana State Police. 

"We have this extraordinary responsibility to surround this family and keep them very close to us," said Carter. 

Because he's done just that, the community hasn't lost hope.

"I do believe that the state police are going to find this person," said Clendening."

"We will know who did this one day," agreed Rose. 

So while time may not be on their side just yet, Carter has faith it someday will. 

"Someone is going to be held accountable for this crime, and I hope I get to look across the table from them and say why."

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