Homicide's Wake: A 360-degree look at St. Louis' rising number of murders

Once a week, Renee Whitfield releases heart-shaped balloons in memory of her son, Rashad Farmer, who was fatally shot in July 2015. Authorities have not caught his killer. CAROLINA HIDALGO | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

In 2015, 188 people were victims of homicide in St. Louis. In this episode, we explore the Homicide's Wake series, based on the reporting of St. Louis Public Radio reporters Durrie Bouscaren and Rachel Lippman.

They bring you stories of those who have to pick up the pieces after a member of the community is killed.

Because from a family, to a neighborhood and beyond... as you follow the wake of each homicide, the ripples get wider and wider.

See more of their work here.