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Family praying for a break in 20-year cold case

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Composite sketches (drawn in 1993) of suspects in the murder of Charles Alvin Porter, Jr. in 1993. Composite sketches (drawn in 1993) of suspects in the murder of Charles Alvin Porter, Jr. in 1993.
CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

It has been 20 years since Charles Porter Jr. was killed at a rest stop along Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain.

Porter was working for the Department of Transportation. Now, two decades later, his murder remains a Mystery.

Investigators released sketches of two suspects after the murder. Police said the motive was robbery. No arrests were ever made.

The case went cold, but not for Porter's younger sister, Crystal.

"I'm never giving up," Crystal Porter told WBTV. "He was the best brother you could ask for. He was funny as could be."

Crystal Porter has done everything she can to keep the case open.

Currently, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has a cold case officer assigned to the investigation. The department is actively working new leads.

"We have submitted evidence in the case to the SBI for DNA testing with the hope that any new advances in technology could help generate new leads.  Detective Tim Adams is currently working on the case," Sgt. Mark Craig said.

For Crystal Porter, there will not be peace until her brother's murderer is brought to justice.

"I know it won't bring him back, but it will finally give us some peace of mind," Porter said.

Charles Porter worked for the Department of Transportation for 20 years.

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