JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Life has moved on in Somer Thompson's neighborhood, but some things have changed.
Purple ribbons still hang on Somer's school, and Crime Stoppers signs, asking for new information, are everywhere. Somer's memorial, still in front of her Orange Park home, is smaller but the neighborhood has not forgotten the hunt for justice.
"It would be nice for them to get the people that did this," said 10-year-old Cole Bello.
Cole said his life has changed forever.
"We just can't go running down to my friend's house. We have to wait for somebody to come out here and watch us," he said.
The Bellos have a few new rules and the kids said that's just fine with them. "I'm scared if I'm out front by myself, they might grab us," said 8-year-old Grace Bello, Cole's sister.
Grace and Cole's dad, Aaron Bello, said if his kids are outside, he is with them.
Two and a half months after Somer was murdered, Bello said parents are still on edge. "I think there is a sense of frustration that we can't figure out who has done this," said Aaron Bello.
Testing is still underway at the lab on a large amount of evidence, police said.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office said it is not unusual that the results are taking so long to come in because of the amount of evidence and the type of testing.
"I know the longer it goes on, the less likely we are gonna find out who did it," said Bello.
Police said they haven't lost hope. The case is far from being cold and detectives are still focused on finding Somer's killer.
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