Sister of victim: ‘Until this case is closed, I don’t think we’ll be able to live like normal people ever again’

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jul 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-28 18:29:36-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Over a year has passed since 29-year-old Cyle Strahl was found murdered in his home on Red Horse Lane in Virginia Beach.

The murder came as a shock to his family and friends, who described Cyle as a great guy with a big heart.

Virginia Beach Police say they were called to Cyle's home on March 29th, 2014 in reference to a cardiac arrest. Cyle was pronounced dead shortly after they arrived.

No suspects have been named in the murder and his death continues to be an open wound for family members.

"Every day is a struggle. And until this case is closed, I don’t think we’ll be able to live like normal people ever again. We just can’t let go, you know what I mean?" Cyle's sister Kari DeFrain told NewsChannel 3's Gabriella DeLuca. "It's not fair, and it will never be the same. But closure would help. It really, really would."

The family is asking anyone with any information that may help to come forward.

"We're hoping that information starts rolling in and things start really happening with this case," DeFrain says. "We just want it done and over with so that we can let go and start to live normal again. It’s on our minds every day. Every hour, every second, of every day. It’s hard to live that way. We just want peace."

Anyone with information that may help the family is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the Virginia Beach Police Department's Cold Case Homicide Unit at (757) 385-4241.


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