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Homicide's Wake: A 360-Degree Look At St. Louis' Rising Number Of Murders

Renee Whitfield looks up to the sky while wearing holding a heart-shaped balloon
Carolina Hidalgo
St. Louis Public Radio
Once a week, Renee Whitfield releases heart-shaped balloons in memory of her son, Rashad Farmer, who was fatally shot in July 2015. Authorities have not caught his killer.

In 2015, 188 people were victims of homicide in St. Louis. In this episode, we explore the Homicide's Wake series, based on the reporting of St. Louis Public Radio reporters Durrie Bouscaren and Rachel Lippman.

They bring you stories of those who have to pick up the pieces after a member of the community is killed.

Because from a family, to a neighborhood and beyond... as you follow the wake of each homicide, the ripples get wider and wider.

See more of their work here.

Kameel Stanley co-hosted and co-produced the We Live Here podcast—covering race, class, power, and poverty in the St. Louis Region—from 2015 to 2018.
Tim Lloyd was a founding host of We Live Here from 2015 to 2018 and was the Senior Producer of On Demand and Content Partnerships until Spring of 2020.

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