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Quest to find a killer: Family of man found in burned car pleads for public's help

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Quest to find a killer: Family of man found in burned car pleads for public's help

CREATED Mar 25, 2013

Reporter: Marcelino Benito

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - What happened in this desert in the moments leading up a car fire on March 14th? It's a question Louie Segala's sister wants answered. All Monica knows is what happened hours before the last time she spoke to her brother.

"It was just a normal day for you two?" asked 9OYS reporter Marcelino Benito. "Everything seemed normal."

Little did the family know that would be the final conversation. Just hours later, Louie would be dead. His body found in a burned trunk. Police forced to sift through a whole lot of charred evidence.

"Because it's burned it will take us a little longer to piece together," said Sgt. Chris Widmer.

That was was Tucson Police 11 days ago. Fast forward and a memorial has sprouted from the ashes. But as they mourn, the family lives in fear the same thing could happen to them.

"It makes me uneasy that this person is walking amongst us and is capable of doing it to other people," said Monica.

So far TPD tightlipped about what they've uncovered. Meanwhile, the family's questions continue to grow.

"Was he in pain, did he expect it, did he see it coming, did he beg for his life?"

It's one of many questions only Louie and his killer or killers know the answers to. What the family knows for certain, the pain is real.

"This hurts everyday," said Charnele Johnson. "You have to wakeup and deal with it. It's hard to know you can't call someone, you just have to kiss their picture everyday. It's hard."

The family is distributing flyers around the community. They are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest. If you have any information, Tucson Police urge you to call 911 or 88-crime.