Norfolk, Va. --- Sophia Gervasio says she always looked up to her dad Isaac, but the 15-year old is now growing up without him.
"He's always been my hero," she said. "I lost my hero."
Isaac was shot and killed in November on Denver Avenue, just a few blocks from his home. Police called it a case of road rage, but haven't gotten more specific as to exactly what happened. His wife Jessica saw the police lights that night. She didn't know it was her husband. "None of us were prepared for that night," Jessica said. "It was just a normal Friday night."
Gervasio served in the Navy and Air Force reserves, according to his wife. He had gotten back from deployment to Afghanistan last spring. "It was his life," she said. "All we wanted to do was just retire from the military."
More than three months since he was killed police haven't made any arrests. "It makes it very hard knowing that there's somebody out there thinking that they got away with murder," Jessica said.
What is helping is knowing that Isaac is saving others, even after his death. He was an organ and tissue donor, and dozens are benefiting. "My husband was a hero in life and in death he saved 33 lives. My husband was a hero," said Jessica.
Anyone who can help give the family closure is asked to call the crime line 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
His parents, who live in California, wrote a statement. They want answers in their son's death:
We implore anyone who has information to please contact the Norfolk Police department, let’s put the monster who took Isaac’s life where he belongs. All we ask is Justice for Isaac.
--Dieter and Amy Batty (as read to NewsChannel 3 by Nick Batty)