Mother, Police Renew Effort to Find Teen's Killer

Reward of $25,000 offered

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    The mother of a teenager killed while walking to school is redoubling her efforts to find her son's killer.

    Police in Prince George’s County are hoping for new leads in the slaying of a Central High School student.

    “Words can not describe how I feel,” said his mother, Elizabeth Ross. “A piece of me has been taken away, and I just find it very hard to deal with.”

    Marckel Ross was gunned down while walking to school on the morning of Sept. 11.

    Investigators said they don’t have any suspects, but they’re hoping a robbery victim can provide a crucial clue. Detectives believe that person was robbed just minutes before Marckel’s life was taken but didn’t report the crime. Investigators want to speak to the robbery victim.

    “It’s important to get closure for this family,” Prince George’s County police Maj. George Nader said. “They’re hurting. This whole community is hurting. Central High School is hurting. This is an important case.”

    There is a  $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

    Elizabeth Ross said there’s more at stake than this one crime.

    “It’s not all about my child," she said. "It’s anyone’s child in the community. You let the murder go, someone else will get killed, and then it will be another mother standing here grieving, and we don’t want that.”