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Family of murdered teen asks for help in investigation

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- It's been two weeks since a Brunswick County teen was shot and killed. Now his family is looking for help solving the murder.

"I'm asking for any information about my son Marcus Hankins, who was killed," Joyce Hankins said. "I know there's somebody out there that knows something."

Joyce Hankins says she is desperate for answers. Since her son Marcus was killed April 16, she says she has been searching for justice. Now she is begging anyone who knows anything to come forward.

"You can call the cops. You can call me. You can come to me personally, but I need someone to stand up," Joyce said. "Marcus was a wonderful person. He was kind natured, had a beautiful smile and he was my only child, my baby, and I need somebody to help me."

Deputies say some witnesses have already come forward, but they say they are missing a few pieces of key information to complete the puzzle.

"We're just asking for additional witnesses to come forward to put the last bit of information that we need for the investigation to hopefully soon make an arrest on the individuals responsible for Marcus's death," Lt. Donna Simpson of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators say with the number of people who were at the party, there is no way this crime went unnoticed.

"Somebody did see something," Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said. "There was too many people there to not see something."

Investigators say that no charges are currently filed against anyone involved with the case, but they hope to have enough information soon to move forward

The Sheriff's Office says it has requested up to $5,000 from the governor to offer as reward money for anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest.

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