Mother of gas station clerk murdered on the job in 2016 still hopes for justice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- An Indianapolis mother continues to pray for justice after her daughter was shot and killed at a west side gas station in 2016.

The deadly crime at the corner of Rockville and Lynhurst took place two years ago this week, but remains unsolved. The murder at the McClure was caught on camera, but to this day the killer who wore a hooded shirt has never been caught.

In the early morning hours of July 22, police were called after a gas station clerk who had stepped outside to take a break was killed in cold blood.

“I felt like I was in a daze for a long time because I couldn’t believe this had happened. It was like a dream that I couldn’t wake up from,” said Karen Seel.

Karen’s daughter, 52-year-old Susan Seel, died after being shot in the head. More than anything, Karen remembers her daughter's infectious laugh.

“She was such a happy go lucky person. Everybody told me they would miss her laugh because she tried to make a joke a joke of everything. The world is missing a really nice person. It’s sad she had to be taken so soon,” said Seel.

Just days after shooting, police released several pictures of the shooter. The hooded gunman went inside the store to steal some cash after he had already killed the clerk.

“He killed her with no provocation. She would have given him the money, but he killed her before he tried to rob her,” said Seel.

Unfortunately, police have never been able to identify the killer hiding behind the dark Nike hoodie. Seel says she has always feared he will kill again and still hopes for the relief of knowing who took her daughter’s life.

“Every time I see a gas station robbed I wonder if that’s the same person,” said Seel. “The world will be safer with him in jail.”

Anyone with information on the case can contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. A tip leading to an arrest and conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

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