Motorcycle ride held for slain teens

About 100 riders take part in ride for Jazmine Shelton, Megan Simmons

Author: Vic Micolucci, General assignment reporter, vic@wjxt.com
Published On: Sep 14 2013 06:33:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 14 2013 11:58:04 PM EDT
Motorcycle ride for Jazmine Megan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

It's been more than a month since two teens were shot and killed inside a Biltmore home and still no one has been arrested.

The families of 14-year-old Megan Simmons and 13-year-old Jazmine Shelton are begging for answers in solving the crime, and on Saturday, the families held a motorcycle ride in their honor.

Riding through northeast Florida, the bikers said their goal is to get someone to talk about what happened last month, and why anyone would fire dozens of bullets into the home where the two girls were spending the night.

"I just want someone to come forward, please," said Megan's aunt, Karen Pippin. "We need justice for these babies."

Family and friends of both Megan and Jazmine were there to show these two young girls haven't been forgotten, and they won't give up in their search for the killers.

"It's hard. There's good days and there's bad days, but we know in our hearts that justice will be served, and whoever did this to these children will pay for their crime," said Megan's aunt, Neta Sessions. "We have all faith in JSO, and we know that it will come. It's just not in the time we want, but it will come, and when it does, we'll be there and make sure they serve the time for what they did to our family and to Jazmine's family."

About 100 riders took part and donated money to the Justice Coalition, a victim's advocate organization that's helping the families deal with the tragedy.

The girls' loved ones said they won't rest until someone gives police the information they need to catch whoever took away these two bright futures.

"It's very important to my family and Jazmine's family as well," said Sessions. "It won't bring the girls back, but it will bring justice to whoever murdered them."

The reward for information leading to an arrest is now up to $10,000. You can call the sheriff's office at 904-630-0500, or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.