'His story's not over': Wife makes passionate plea to find husband's killer

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Kellie Sanchez was hoping for a nice evening with her husband of 28 years last April.

"I had gotten out of work early that day," she said.

Instead, she walked into a crime scene. 

Sanchez and her teen daughter walked into their home on April 22, 2016 to find her husband shot dead. 

"Me and my daughter came home and we found him," she said. "And that's so hard... to see your daughter suffering like that., because no daughter should have to remember her daddy like that. It's not fair to her."

Kellie and her husband Jose grew up together. They met when she was just 14 years old. 

Jose came from humble beginnings in Mexico, where he didn't have much education, but he came the United States and was living out his American dream.

He became a citizen and even earned a GED.

"He accomplished his dream of driving a semi," she said. "He was proud of that, and to see that taken from him..."

Witnesses told police they saw four men leaving the scene of the crime in a white Dodge Avenger with black rims. To this day, police have still not released a motive.

"We're begging that someone out there... we know someone had to see something. It was in the middle of the day. Someone had to see something," said Jennie Perez, Jose's sister-in-law.

"His story is not yet over. Not until we get justice," said Kellie. 

If you have any information about this crime, you can anonymously report it at 480-948-6377 (WITNESS). 

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