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2-year anniversary in murder of Chesterfield security guard

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - It was two years ago this week a Chesterfield security officer was found beaten to death while on the job.

Friends and family members of 28-year-old Damion West say they need answers now. No one has been arrested or charged in the murder.  

Patricia Blowe is beyond heartbroken.

"That was my first born and he was my everything," Blowe said with tears streaming down her face.

Her son, Damion West, was found beaten to death at the Ivy Walk Apartments in Chesterfield -- two years ago this week.

"I want closure. I want to know why.  Any mother would want to know --  what was the reason for anyone to take my son's life like that?" Blowe said.

West was working as a security guard at the apartment complex when his body was found near a retention pond.

"And then someone came up from behind and hit him in the back of his head -- they cracked his skull," Blowe said.

A makeshift memorial now marks where West died.

And for the first time family members say they believe West was targeted by someone he had dealings with at the complex while working security.

The murder victim's 5-year-old son, Damion Jr., has plenty to say about his daddy.

"He would rub me on my back and he brush my hair before I go to school," he said.

Loved ones say they don't hate those responsible for West's murder. They do want the culprits or anyone with information to step up and speak out.

"If anybody knows I'm asking them to come forward -- that's all. So we can get closure and I can have peace," Blowe said. 

If you have any information about this case you can call Crime Solvers anonymously at 748-0660.

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