No arrests made one year after Johnson County infant’s death

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FRANKLIN, Ind (Feb. 9, 2016)- It’s been one year since a 3-month-old baby was killed and there has yet to be an arrest.

Among the rows of infant graves at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, a figurine angel and duck watch over Gabriel Neace.

"I only had a short time with him," said Megan Lear, Gabriel's mother.

Gabriel’s life ended before it truly began. It was Feb. 7, 2015 when Lear returned home from work to find her three-month-old son unconscious. Two days later, he died. The coroner ruled the death a homicide.

"I don't come to the grave very often because it's still very hard for me," said Lear.

Tuesday, Lear returned to the cemetery to honor her son with a balloon release. Friends and family gathered for a prayer before releasing the balloons.

"Someone did something horrible to my baby," said Lear.

No arrests have been made but Lear says her then husband was watching the infant at the time.

According to Lear, detectives working the case claim not to have enough evidence to make an arrest. She is hopeful that justice will be served.

"I'll have my day where you are put away for a very long time," said Lear.

You are asked to contact the Greenwood Police Department at 317-882-9191 if you have information that could lead to an arrest.