MEDFORD, OR. — Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the brutal murder of Medford cab driver, William “Huey” Huson. Currently, the suspect remains unknown, as police continue the investigation.
Huson was killed after picking up the suspect from Howie’s On Front bar downtown Medford. Huson’s body was later found in an open field near Helo Drive, while his cab was found miles away near Hawthorne Park. Huson died from a gunshot wound to the head.
“You know my husband went to work and I said I love you, God bless you, and kissed him goodbye,” said Huey Huson’s wife Susan.
That was one year ago Sunday night, and the last time Susan Huson would ever see her husband alive. On Sunday, friends and family held a candlelight vigil in his honor. Huson hopes by this time next year her husband’s murderer will be behind bars.
“I’m not going to rest until he is caught,” said Huson. “He’s not going to get away with it. I want him caught so bad it’s unbelievable.”
Medford police have received more than 350 tips regarding the case, but not one of them have led them to the killer.
“There’s a lot we have done over the last year, and unfortunately we do not have a suspect, but we do think we are just one good tip away from cracking this case wide open,” said Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau.
Police said the case is tricky because the Huson had no ties to the unknown murder suspect.
“When you don’t have that connection between the suspect and the victim it does complicate things,” said Lt. Budreau. “It means we are going to have to solve the case through other means like forensic evidence or somebody is going to have to come forward and provide us with some information on the suspect.”
Police and Huson’s family are both frustrated with the investigation, but police said the case is far from cold. They’re just waiting for the right information to fall into the wrong hands.
“I know he has bragged to somebody and that somebody has probably bragged to somebody else, and I think eventually the story is going to be told to the wrong person for him but the right person for us,” said Huson.
Anyone with information is urged to call Medford police.
Huson’s widow plans on proposing a bill to state legislation called Huey’s law. This bill would make it mandatory for all cab drivers in the state to have cameras installed in their vehicles for safety purposes.