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Fiance and friends of Kelly Phillips determined, not defeated

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Nathon Bailey, fiance of Kelly Phillips, pleads for information to catch Phillips' suspected murderer, Ty Hoffman. Photo by Rob Olson / Fox 9 News. Nathon Bailey, fiance of Kelly Phillips, pleads for information to catch Phillips' suspected murderer, Ty Hoffman. Photo by Rob Olson / Fox 9 News.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Nathon Bailey, the fiancé of murdered Boston Scientific executive and Lush Food Bar co-founder Kelly Phillips, read the following statement Wednesday:

“My name is Nathon Bailey and as difficult and painful as it is for me to be here talking to the public like this, I know it's a necessity. Kelly Phillips and I were engaged to be married this Saturday. Instead, I've lost the love of my life and my best friend. The community is also at a loss, too. We've lost a leader, a brother, a son, a co-worker and dear, dear friend to so many. I feel it by the outpouring of support and love from all of my family and friends and even from people I hadn't met before all of this and for that I am very grateful.

“Although we have a loss, we must not be defeated. Kelly's friends and family and I are determined to find justice and peace. And with your help, we can and we will achieve this. We need you to be aware and active in the search for Kelly's killer. Kelly's friends and I are determined. If you know something, please, I beg of you, please step forward. If you see something, please step forward and contact the authorities right away.

“We need you to not forget how Kelly was taken from us so abruptly. If you loved Kelly or loved what he stood for, we would like to welcome you to join us right here at St. Mark's Cathedral tomorrow evening, Thursday, at 7 p.m. for a memorial service in his honor. Help us as we grieve the loss of Kelly. Help us as we achieve justice. Help us remember a man who changed my life for the better and changed the world around him for the better.

More than anything I would love it if everybody could be inspired by Kelly, by how Kelly lived his life. Be kind, be gentle, be giving, and care for the person next to you more than you care about yourself. That's what Kelly did and that's what we loved and honored about him so very much. Thank you.”


The Ramsey County sheriff's office has identified Ty Hoffman as the suspect in the Aug. 11 murder outside of a Holiday gas station in Arden Hills, Minn. Crime Stoppers and the Council on Crime and Justice are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. If seen, avoid contact with Hoffman and call 911. To share any information or report a tip anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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