South Louisville family pleading for help in unsolved murder


by Claudia Coffey

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Updated Monday, May 20 at 11:35 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A south Louisville family is pleading for help tonight on the seventh anniversary of their loved one's death.

Daniel Corona Peredes was shot in the head in a south Louisville parking lot in 2006. The crime remains unsolved but the family feels someone out there knows who did this.

The family gathered at Peredes' grave site to remember his life and also remind others that the killer is still out there.

"My dad was a good man.  All I want to know is who did it. That's all I want to know," Cayden Corona Peredes said.

8 year old Cayden Corona Peredes doesn't remember his dad Daniel Corona Peredes, but he's seen pictures. As he visited his grave this year, he was a young boy hurting and wanting to know who killed his father seven years ago.

"He was a good father to me. He was a good dad," Cayden said.

Cayden, his mom and family visited his grave as they have every year for seven years since his death.

Daniel Corona Peredes was found shot in the head in a South Louisville Apartment complex in 2006. The crime is still unsolved. 

"It's hard dealing without him. Each year it gets harder. You think you forget but every year you are reminded of the same thing and it never really goes away," Desiree Corona Peredes said.

Peredes was working to become a U.S. citizen at the time of his death. Cayden was only one at the time and the family was busy planning a vacation to Florida when the unthinkable happened.

Now they just want the person responsible to come forward, and end their pain.

"I want the answers for my son. I don't want him growing up angry at the world for what happened," Desiree Corona Peredes said.

The family is raising money to have Daniel's name placed on a permanent homicide memorial at the cemetery.