A grieving mother has written to her son’s killer on the fifth anniversary of his brutal murder – telling him “my son will haunt your dreams”.
Jon Casey, 35, was fatally stabbed on January 16, 2015, near a restaurant in Northampton.
The prime suspect, Waijs Dahir, 25, is still on the run and police believe he may have fled to Africa.
Today on the fifth anniversary of his murder, Jon’s mother Siobhan Bowe has written an emotional letter to her son’s killer.
The family are also offering a £25,000 reward for information that leads to the killer’s capture.
In the open letter, Mrs Bowe tells the murderer: “I hope that, wherever you are, you have no peace, no resemblance of life as you knew it and no future.
“Most of all, I hope you know that although you have, so far, evaded justice, you are not free, you will never be free.
“We will always be looking for you and for justice.”
University student Dahir, of Coventry, was named by police as the prime suspect but is believed to have fled the UK the day after the murder.
An international warrant has been issued for his arrest and he is thought to be hiding in Mogadishu, Somalia.
He also has strong links in Kenya and may have illegally travelled back to the UK or the Netherlands where he is thought to have dual-nationality.
Detective Inspector Stuart Hitchon, of Northamptonshire Police, said officers remained determined to bring Jon’s killer to justice.
He said: “However insignificant it may seem, it could just be the missing piece of the jigsaw we need in order to obtain justice for Jon and his family.
“This case was and remains a complex one with the main suspect believed to have fled overseas.”
A LETTER TO A KILLER – by Siobhan Bowe
Five years ago, on Friday, January 16, 2015, my son, our Jon boy, was murdered.
The death of Jon, a son, a partner, a brother, and a daddy to two little girls, changed our lives forever.
The person responsible ran away to hide from the consequence of their actions, something we were unable to do. Here are my thoughts for that person:
I hope you remember with horror that cold dark January night five years ago when you murdered my son.
I hope you think of the moment when you got the knife to attack my defenceless son and I hope that thought cripples you with regret.
I hope the thought of you violently, viciously and brutally attacking my son always darkens your day.
I hope when you look at your hands you see my son’s blood. Blood you will never be able to wash away.
I hope the memory of my dying son stumbling away from you haunts your every dream.
I hope that as you ran away leaving my son to die in the street you knew that your life would change forever.
I hope that, wherever you are, you have no peace, no resemblance of life as you knew it and no future.
Most of all, I hope you know that although you have, so far, evaded justice, you are not free, you will never be free. We will always be looking for you and for justice.
The £25,000 reward put forward for information leading to your arrest and detention will remain indefinitely.
Our Jon will never, never be forgotten. I hope you know that.
And finally, I hope that as every year of your life passes you realise you are nearer to the
time when you will meet your God to face your final reckoning.