Motorcyclist ride to honor young homicide victim
BY DEBBY KNOX, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 13, 2015)– Close to a hundred motorcyclists gathered at the Harley-Davidson Dealership at 96th and Keystone today, for a ride to remember a young man who was murdered almost 18 months ago.
The event was intended to draw attention to Kyle Jobin’s case, which has not been solved.
January 4 of 2014, Jobin, who was home on Christmas break, drove to a nearby convenience store at 56th and I-465 to get some gas. As he was exiting the store and on the way back to the car, four young men emerged from behind the store and surrounded the car. An eyewitness
observed what was taking place and jumped into his car to notify police. But when the authorities arrived, Kyle was found slumped over his steering wheel with a gunshot wound to the head. He was rushed to the hospital, but passed away two days later.
The Second Annual Kyle’s Ride started and ended at the Harley-Davidson Dealership. U.S. Military Vets and Harley Owners Group Chapter 1 took part. Kyle’s father, Joe told Fox59 he hoped the event would jar someone, anyone’s memory about the crime.
“Loose lips sink ships,” said Joe Jobin. “Somebody has to get comfortable, want to talk. Please help us, help our family find out who did this.”
There have been few leads in the case. The eyewitness did tell police about the four individuals. Captain Gary Woodruff, of the Lawrence Police Department, says his investigators need more.
“Everyone has a loved one and they want to know what happened to their loved one. Kyle was at the beginning of his adult life, just 19 years old, going to the convenience store to pick up a couple of items and he loses his life,” said Woodruff.
Kyle was a student at Vincennes University, studying land survey management. A VP with Crime Stoppers is convinced the case can be solved..
“We’re going to get these guys, we’re going to get them,” says Jon Quick. “Everybody knows about it and we will get these guys.”
Money collected for Kyle’s Ride goes toward an established Vincennes University Memorial Scholarship. Contributions can be made online at the Kyle’s Ride Facebook page.