"The last time he called me i felt like there was something wrong in it," said the victims mother, Ozell Robertson.
"Mr. Robertson was last seen March 5th, 2005 around 2 o clock when he called his mother," said Detective Michael Lemon with Bowling Green Police.
"Then when he told me that he was gonna get help... He doesn't know exactly where he's gonna get it but he said I'll be alright don't worry about me," his mother added.
He wanted help for his alcohol problems, but time wasn't on his side.
"About 7 hours later someone was using his food stamp card at the new Walmart on Morgantown road," said Detective Lemon.
And those people have never been identified.
"Either suspects or witnesses... Very important witnesses," said Lemon.
One year has passed since 42-year-old Michael Robertson was found murdered in Barren River. Police recovered the partially decomposed body near the boat ramp on boat landing road.
"It would just be good if there was anyone out there if they could come forward with something... bring closure to our family," said the victim's daughter, Mandy Robertson.
Because this Alabama family still has nightmares on what happened in Bowling Green one year ago.
"I even wake up in the night... The only way i can go back to sleep is to start praying at all... It's really been hard on me," said his mother.
Because even now there are still no answers.
"Possibilities is out there for anything. Right now we don't have enough information to eliminate any motive," said Lemon.
But more than answers, Robertson's mother prays she will see her son again.
"When he left the last time something just come over me. Baby will i ever get to see you again... I pray one of these days and I pray every day every night that I'll get to see him again in heaven," said his mother.