Two unsolved murders, one family grieving

Bonnie Marrow
Bonnie Marrow
Robert Cox Jr.
Robert Cox Jr.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A frightening story unfolding in Richmond tonight: a woman shot and killed in broad daylight, while driving through Church Hill.

There are a lot of questions at this hour--- with the main one being, where did this shooting actually happen? Investigators need your help to answer that. And in the meantime we are learning more about the victim, 56-year-old Bonnie Marrow.

Investigators say Marrow was likely on her way to work this morning. We've learned she worked at VCU Medical Center. She was a registered nurse in the Women's Health Department. Marrow worked with VCU since 2009.

We've also tragically uncovered that Marrow's son, Robert Cox Jr. was also murdered. That happened in Henrico in June of last year. Police say the 22-year-old Cox, too, was gunned down in his car. Marrow often visited her son's gravesite and police say she may have done that this morning as well.

Tonight, we are told by the Henrico Police Department that Cox's killers are still on the run.

Some people are questioning if there is a connection between the two murders.

Another devastating time for the Marrow family as investigators is trying to answer a laundry list of questions surrounding Marrow's murder.

Police found Marrow in her late-model 4-door Acura on North 25th Street, a few steps away from the police station in Church Hill. But police say the actual crime scene is unknown. And it could possibly be in 360 different directions from here.

"There's a crime scene somewhere that has valuable evidence. We just need the communities help to get there," said Emmett Williams with the Richmond Police Department.  

Police are looking into all different reasons for this shooting--including whether Marrow was robbed or if someone else was in the car with her. Police think she was driving to work this morning in the Mechanicsville Turnpike or Nine Mile Road area.

If you heard or saw anything, call Crime Stoppers at 748-1000.

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