By Ava-joye Burnett

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– A Morgan State University student was stabbed just a mile away from campus and two weeks later, police are still searching for the killer.

Marcus Edwards’ mother never imagined she’d get a call in the middle of the night to go to the hospital. Now she’s begging her son’s murderer to do the right thing.

A picture of Marcus’ broad smile brought back a flood of memories for Marcus Edwards’ mom.

“I’m looking at the picture now but it’s really hard to look at it because I am just expecting him to walk through the door, you know or call on the phone,” said Nicole Ausberry-Brooks, Marcus’ mother.

Marcus was the big brother to five siblings and the first to go to college. He was murdered just a mile away from his school, Morgan State University.

“You took his body but you didn’t take his spirit because it’s still here,” said Ausberry-Brooks.

Police say he was walking along the 5400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard when someone stabbed him in the chest. Authorities are running out of leads.

“I mean they have done everything, they have knocked on doors, they’ve gotten search warrants for social media pages, they’ve interviewed people who they thought may have had something small, they’ve turned over pretty much every stone,” said Baltimore Police Spokesman Donny Moses.

The 21 year old had already made a lasting impression. He was part of a community service group on campus and the D.C. native had a goal to become a police officer.

At his funeral, that dream became reality when the metropolitan police department posthumously named him an honorary officer.

“This hurts and I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. This cuts deep,” said Ausberry-Brooks.

Now as the family tries to rebuild after this tragedy, Marcus’ mother has a simple message.

“My plea is if anyone knows about anything, if you heard anything, if you saw anything, just to help us to give us a little bit of sense of closure,” said Ausberry-Brooks.

Marcus was also an intern at the U.S. Mint. His mom told WJZ he was also named an honorary officer there.

Anyone with information is being asked to call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lock-up.


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