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The mother of an up-and-coming dancer who was murdered says the suspect in her son's case needs to be found

Justice for a talented dancer who was gunned down in March has stalled after the prime suspect skipped bail last month and remains on the run. Now Jehlan Vaughn's grieving mother hopes law enforcement can find Jonathan Green again.

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The man accused in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Houston-area dancer appeared before a judge Monday morning.

Vaughn was an up-and-coming dancer on the verge of a skyrocketing career, but his life was over before it ever really began. His family celebrated his 21st birthday last Tuesday at his grave.

"You kill a family when you kill a person in a family. You really do," said his mom, Liz Vaughn-Henderson.

Living without her oldest son is a daily struggle.

"It is a day by day situation. It's a day by day process. It's actually a moment by moment because you know, I can have some good moments within the day and I can have some bad moments within the day."

Vaughn was killed at his girlfriend's apartment in March, but a break in the case came in May when Green was charged with his murder.

However, Green failed to show up for court in September and a warrant was issued for his arrest. His attorney also petitioned to remove herself from the case, saying Green had not paid her or been in touch with her at all.

Vaughn-Henderson feels her son's case is back at square one.

"Knowing that we are not on track as I feel like we should be, it makes it horrible," she said.

She can only hope someone will turn in Green and tell police where he is.

"This person is dangerous obviously, and he needs to be off the streets. He needs to be off the streets," she said.

Court records show that Green also failed a drug test back in June while he was out on bond. If you know where he is, call police.
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