Family Of Murdered Westland Teen Search For Clues, Post Reward

WESTLAND (WWJ) – It’s a nightmare that continues to haunt the families of two Westland teens killed execution style nearly a year ago.

The father of Jacob Kudla says his son, and friend Jourdan Bobbish were in the 7 Mile and Hoover neighborhood helping a friend when their lives ended in tragedy.

Jake Kudla - Jourdan Bobbish (Courtesy: Crime Stoppers)

Jake Kudla – Jourdan Bobbish (Courtesy: Crime Stoppers)

They beat them, put them in the trunk of a car, took them to a field and take their clothes off, and shots them execution style, and then brag about it.” Kudla tells WWJ’s Kathryn Larson. “My son deserves more than to be killed for the fun of it? Take his tennis shoes, his wallet. You know life is worth a lot more then … what they did. It’s ridiculous.”

“You need a new pair of shoes – find somebody that’s got the same size foot you got – you need a car – carjack somebody,” said Kudla. “Seriously, this ain’t TV this is real live everyday stuff and I hate it. You know this was my only son – I got no one to carry on my name, I’m never going to have grand children.”

Tacking up reward signs along the 7 Mile Road area is Burgie Kudla, mom of victim Jacob Kudla.

“Teenagers making a bad decision, which every teenager does, just not realizing the magnitude of their bad decision,” said Burgie.

Saturday the families were in the area looking for any evidence that could help prosecutors make an arrest in the case.

In July of 2012, larceny, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence charges in connection to Kudla’s vehicle were  filed against two ex-cons from Detroit, 39-year-old Casey Green and 40-year-old Larry Anderson.

No arrests have been made in connection to the murders. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.



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