BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A murder with no leads has the FBI offering a reward for information.
Police have been searching for months for the killer of Morgan State student Marcus Edwards.
Edwards was a Washington, D.C. native looking to become a police officer after graduation. He was a graduate of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Junior Police Academy and the FBI Washington Field Office Future Agents in Training Program.
On Wednesday morning, law enforcement, family and friends walked to a spot marked by a red cross in the 5400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard.
It’s where 21-year-old Edwards was stabbed to death in September.
He was walking to his girlfriend’s house talking to her on the phone.
“And the last word that she heard from Marcus was ‘someone just stabbed me,'” Baltimore City Police Col. Stanley Brandford said at the press conference.
The murder put the Morgan State campus in mourning for a popular classmate, and Edwards’ family into the streets with fliers, hoping to find someone who would provide police with a lead.
After 6 months, the FBI has now gotten involved.
“We are here today to offer a $20,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this senseless act and tragic killing,” says Scott Hinkley, of the FBI Baltimore Field Office.
The reward is joined with an earlier one posted by Baltimore Police. Together they total $22,000.
After months without a lead, there’s hope the FBI reward will finally lead to a suspect.
And for the mother of a son who was never in trouble, killed for apparently no reason, “knowing that someone who did this to your child is still out there living life as if nothing has happened, it’s agonizing,’ says Nicole Ausberry-Brooks. “I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.”
Edwards became an honorary officer of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department posthumously. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District of Columbia declared September 27, 2016 as Marcus Edwards day in D.C.
Police have ruled out robbery as a motive, and they don’t think the stabbing came as the result of a fight. Why the murder happened remains a mystery to investigators.
If you think you can help in this case, you’re urged to call the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office or Baltimore Police.
Those numbers are: 410-265-8080 and 410-396-2100.