THE mum of a seven-year-old murder victim has vowed not to rest until her sons killer is brought to justice.
Speaking on the 15th anniversary of little Joe McCaffertys death, mum Tracey said: We will never give up.
Tracey, 47, says while her family has grown up and moved on since May 3 1997, Joe is still very much part of their lives.
We talk about him every day, said Tracey. I feel he is still with me and thats what keeps me going.
Joe died when petrol was poured through the letterbox of his aunt Debbies house in Haywood Avenue, Marsh, and set alight.
He died of his injuries in hospital. But despite a massive murder investigation, his killer has never been caught.
Tracey, of Clare Hill, Huddersfield, hopes the passage of time may bring an end to their on-going agony.
I am sure there is someone out there who knows what happened and who is responsible, said Tracey.
Someone may have been keeping a secret all these years but time changes things.
Everybodys lifestyles change over time and they may have been too scared to speak out before.
I know I am a totally different person to what I was 15 years ago.
Tracey will mark the 15th anniversary as she has done with so many others.
She and the family will visit Joes memorial at Lockwood Cemetery and release Chinese lanterns. They will have a family meal afterwards.
The family doesnt need an anniversary or special occasion to remember Joe. Hes part of their lives every day.
Tracey, who has four other children Chevonne, 28, Nicky, 24, Bree, 13, and four-year-old Diaz, said: Joe comes into our conversations every day.
He is always included in family dos and his name always comes up. Its like hes still here.