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Murder case still not solved after four years

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Each year, July 9 rips open a day of pain, tears, and unanswered questions for the Blowe family.

On July 9, 2009, police say their loved one, Damion West, was beaten and killed at the Ivy Walk apartments, where he worked.

Four years later, police have interviewed more than 200 people and investigated suspects, but no one has been arrested for the crime.

"I hear people say all the time, it'll get better," said Patricia Blowe, Damion's mother. "But it's not getting no better."

And for the Blowe family, not knowing who did it or why makes healing feel impossible.  

"And then I don't have no closure," said Blowe. "I don't know why. And I don't know what happened."

In Blowe's home, Damion is remembered in every action, every word, every day. His family sees so many similarities between him and his growing son. His pictures and mementos are displayed and his life is celebrated.

On July 9 every year, the Blowe family asks us to share Damion's story, hoping this year will be different.

"Anyone out there who knows, and knows who did it, and still don't come forward... you just as wrong as they are!" said Blowe. "And you gonna have to deal with that with God."

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