No Answers for Family of Murdered Teen


A Palo Verde teen was shot to death in broad daylight two years ago. Police have yet to find the gunman and now the family is pleading for anyone with information to come forward.

Eighteen-year-old Cory Iascone’s family and friends gathered Wednesday afternoon for a vigil to remember his life. He was found shot to death in his car in a quiet neighborhood on Desert Shores. Family and friends say they will never forget him.

“He was peacemaker. Everybody loved him,” said Cory’s mother Laurie Barry.

“He was my best friend. He was my whole world,” said Cory’s sister Ashley Iascone.

Cory’s mother and sister say the pain never goes away, all the while knowing his killer is still out there. His family gathers at the spot where he was murdered. They pray for closure and for justice. “My son was a good kid. He didn’t have violent bone in his body,” said Barry.

It was a Sunday afternoon when Cory left home to drop off a friend. An hour later, cell phone records show he made his last call to his girlfriend. Fourteen minutes later, a young woman found Cory dead in his mother’s car. “They said his car was found in a travel lane running and parked. He had been robbed and shot in the head and left for dead in there,” said Barry.

Metro canvassed the neighborhood for evidence and searching for eyewitnesses, but two years later they still have very few leads. The family is not giving up. “I understand people are afraid to come forward. I just hope they want to do the right thing,” said Barry.If you have any information about the murder of Cory Iascone, call CrimeStoppers at 385-5555. You can remain anonymous.

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