With the murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay marking its fifth anniversary on Tuesday (October 30), the Associated Press profiled how there still hasn’t been an arrest despite a substantial reward and a lengthy investigation. “The people who know something haven’t talked,” said Jay’s mother, Connie Mizell-Perry. “They have to live with themselves. Whoever did it, let them live with themselves.” Bill Adler, a hip-hop historian and one-time Run-DMC publicist, added, “There are people who may not be directly culpable, but they damn sure know who did it. And they keep their mouths shut because they know they could be the next one to end up dead.”
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