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One year anniversary of Billy Maxwell's death

GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) – The search for a killer continues one year later. Sunday marked the anniversary of the day 17-year-old Billy Maxwell was left to die on a dark Goochland road. This week you'll see his face throughout our area, as for the first time, reward posters flash on electronic billboards.

In the year since Billy's death, NBC12 has spoken with Christina Maxwell a number of times. In fact, she did her first interview with us. A year later, the loss still hurts. Now though, she has some help from people who know exactly what she's going through.

Maxwell is the latest addition to a small group in Goochland: women whose family member's deaths and disappearances have never been solved. For them, time does not heal all wounds. They are joined in their grief. 

"I would never want anyone to be in this small group that we have, but I don't think I could make it day to day without them," explained Jennifer Waldrop, whose mother was murdered in 2003.

Time only brings more questions.

"You're stuck in a place you can't get past and that's the unknown," Christina Maxwell told us.

We found fresh flowers at a memorial near where Billy was found on September 10th of last year. Detectives believe he was run over after he was seen hitchhiking on Route 250 near Maidens Road. His mother hopes someone will see these signs and come forward with information.

"I know somebody knows that they hit him and kept going," she said. "They knew they were on the road at that time of the morning. They know."

Jennifer Waldrop also believes someone knows something about her mother's murder. Waldrop found her shot to death in her Busy Bee Realty office back in 2003. Little evidence besides the type of gun, the timing and a possible suspect vehicle has been released.

"Until the day I die, I'll never stop trying to catch you," she asserted.

Connie Taylor's search for answers goes back even further. Her step brother Wade seemingly vanished in 1997.

"If you do know something please come forward to give this family closure," she said. "This has been really hard, 14 years, it's just not fair."

Now, their search for answers includes the latest technology. The billboards with Billy's picture will be flashing through Saturday.

We called the Goochland Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police but they couldn't give us updates on the cases so late in the day.

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