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Another year has passed, and all remains quiet in the case of Henry Vidal.

Vidal, a 32-year-old bartender, was found dead in his Wilton Manors apartment in May 2015, and police have not reached out to family or friends since last January.

At the time, Vidal's death was ruled a homicide. Two years ago, SFGN reported that police said Vidal died of a spleen injury and that he simply could have fallen.

Police have not responded to say the case remains open.

SFGN reached out to Broward Sheriff's Office Det. Mike Roque, but a phone call was not returned and an email sent to him bounced back. SFGN also reached out to BSO Senior Public Information Officer Keyla Concepcion. No one has responded to SFGN's request for information.

"The last I heard from Det. Roque was in January of last year, when I inquired about forensic results," said Vidal's mother, Caridad "Cary" Labarta, of Pembroke Pines. "He responded by saying all forensic evidence had been analyzed and submitted to the laboratory. There have been no new developments."

Vidal was a popular bartender at B Bar on Wilton Drive, which has since closed and is now The Eagle. Police thought they were responding to a medical call that early morning, but instead found Vidal dead in his apartment. His death was ruled a homicide in June 2015.

In online remembrances at the time of his death, friends and family members remember Vidal as warm, unique, sincere, kind and genuine. Postings from his longtime friend, Evan Linette, continue off and on since Vidal's death almost six years ago.

"How can I, or anyone, ever forget such a great person," said Linette, of Fort Lauderdale. "He is still much loved. A friend, a lover, a brother, a friend to many. Too many great memories to celebrate."

Labarta refuses to give up.

"Grieving the death of a child is endless, just like the love we feel for them," she said. "It doesn't go away; we become stronger. As long as his case is open, I have hopes that someday we will find the person."


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