DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — This week marks one year since the kidnapping of a Durham man, who police say was later killed and his body fed to hogs.
Police tell CBS 17 Charleston Goodman, 26, was taken from his home on East Woodcroft Parkway.
“We prayed, he kissed me again on the forehead, and said, ‘I love you, Momma,’ I’ll be back in a few minutes,” recalled Tammie Goodman, Charleston Goodman’s mother.
Charleston Goodman would never return.
Seconds after walking outside, Tammie Goodman tells CBS 17 her son screamed for help.
“I happen to look out of my bedroom window which is right here, and I saw him struggling with some men,” Goodman said.
He tried to get away.
“He ran around this building, came out on the other side, which led us to the garages,” she said. “This is where he was struggling on the ground with them and they got him back in the car.”
The armed kidnappers fled in a silver Honda Odyssey.
“It was raining, I was nervous, adrenaline was rushing, and I just didn’t know what do to,” she said. “All I could do was just holler and cry for help.”
The pain, Tammie Goodman said, doesn’t go away.
“I’m really seeing the whole thing all over again. I live it all over every day.”
Police said four men kidnapped Charleston Goodman, however, no one has been arrested in connection to the kidnapping and presumed homicide.
“That’s the only thing that’s going to give me closure and make me feel like I got justice, is if whoever did this, is apprehended,” said Tammie Goodman.
She said the FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.