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Police ask for community's help to catch a killer

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police are continuing to search for the person who shot and killed a woman in Richmond's east end just days before Christmas. They were out Thursday morning asking for the community's help.

Police say 56-year-old Bonnie Marrow may have been visiting her son's grave at Oakwood Cemetery when she was shot and killed a week ago. They need the community's help to try and find the killer.

Before the sun came up, police handed out fliers to drivers passing through Nine Mile road near Creighton Court. Investigators Marrow was shot sometime between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. last Thursday.

Police later found her unresponsive her car on north 25th street near the police station. Police came out during the same pre-dawn hours to speak with drivers who may have seen or heard something.

"Anybody who's traveled that road that time of day last week…we're hoping they'll travel it again this morning and we can give them the informational flier," said Richmond Police Department Spokesperson, Gene Lepley.

The posters have a picture of Marrow, the black Acura she was driving when she was shot, and more information about her. She was a nurse at VCU's Women's Health Department. Many times, she visited her son's grave on her way to work. Police still need to know more about what led up to the shooting.

"It's so important to get involved right now," Lepley added. "We need somebody to step up who may have seen something or heard something."

People we spoke to hope this effort will encourage someone to come forward with more information to catch the killer.

"It's sad." said one driver. "It's a painful reminder…lack of concern for life and everything like that, you know."

By handing out these fliers, investigators hope someone will have information to help lead police to an arrest. Police say they printed 200 fliers, and passed out more than 150.

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