Two years after a Goochland teen was mysteriously left for dead on a county road, the trail to find his killer has gone cold. Billy Lee Maxwell was found on Route 250 in the early morning hours of September 18, 2010, and still no arrests have been made.
The stretch of Broad Street Road hasn't changed much since officers found Maxwell severely injured in the early morning hours of September 18, two years ago.
The crash team paint and skid marks are gone but a memorial on the side of the road has continued to grow. Tuesday, it became permanent when Billy's mom placed a cross there.
"It marks the place of Billy's death so nobody will forget about my son," Christina Maxwell explained.
Detectives have not forgotten her son. Lt. Chuck Henley says they've followed up on numerous leads, conducted countless interviews and examined all the evidence but still, they are no closer to finding Billy's killer.
"We want closure just like the family," Henley added.
They've mapped out the 17-year-old's whereabouts until a half hour before he died, when newspaper carriers saw him trying to thumb a ride on Route 250. It was the last time anyone would see Maxwell alive.
Despite extensive media coverage and reward posters plastered throughout the county, no one has ever come forward to claim responsibility.
Now, there's a question as to whether the culprit or witnesses have seen or heard the pleas.
Christina Maxwell has gotten permission to place one of the signs at this weekend's Field Day of The Past. The event was going on the weekend Billy was killed two years ago. The festival brings people, who may have information, from all over to Goochland.
"We do not know if it's a local person or if it was just someone traveling through the county," Lt. Henley said. "If they were traveling to Field Day, we hope that they will see this and they will come forward and tell us what they know."
Christina has also made black rubber bracelets as a reminder for friends and family who may want to keep Billy's name and case out there.
"We're still here," she asserted. "We're not going anywhere. I'm a mother on a mission and we won't be stopped."
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