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Family mourns death of teen

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COLUMBUS COUNTY -- A medical examiner has confirmed 14-year-old Rashed Delamez Jones, whose body was found Wednesday in Columbus County, was shot to death. As investigators search for a killer, a family prepares to bury the boy. Sabrina Vereen is the victim's stepsister. She said, "This is a letter that his eight-year-old sister wrote for him and it says, dear God, I want you to take care of my brother please." Family members of Jones gathered at his mother's house Thursday night to remember a child whose life was taken. Earlier in the day they visited the place where the 14-year-old's body was found. Chris Ellis, the victim's cousin, said, "The family is just relieved there's some type of closure now. They finally found him." While Jones can soon be laid to rest, hearts are still heavy as family members try to understand why someone would murder a child. Melanie Can'ty is the victim's aunt. She said, "A 14-year-old, I mean what kind of a man is that? A child, not even in his prime, I mean, he had so many opportunities." Thanksgiving was tough with Jones missing, but the family still had hope. Christmas will be even harder knowing he won't be coming back. Jones's sister, Tatyana Freeman, said, "I love you, Delamez. Rest in peace." Because of the ongoing autopsy the family has not been able to make funeral arrangements. There has been speculation Jones may have been killed because he knew something about a murder in September in Lake Waccamaw. Columbus County investigators, though, say they have not been able to prove that. Meantime police sources tell us they may be close to making a second arrest in the Lake Waccamaw murder.

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So messed up!

man thats so messed up how people can be such mean things to teens! He didnt deserve that and really no teens deserves to die! they need to live life to the fullest. When i saw this on the news it really touched me! i busted out in tears cause its hard seeing teens been killed over some stupid mess. Some of the same mes happend to me lil Cuz! so you know REST IN PEACE RASHAD! Gone BUT REMEMBER NOT FORGOTTEN!!! I WILL PRAY FOR HIS FAMILY! So YALL JUST KEEP YA HEAD UP CAUSE YOU KNOW HE IS LOOKING DOWN ON YOU AND HE IS DEPENDING ON YALL TO SMILE. THERE IS NEVER A RIGHT TIME TO SAY GOODBYE! YOU KNOW THE PERSON OR GROUP THAT DID THIS IS GOING TO PAY THE PRICE SUMTHINGS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM GOD KNOWS WHO DID THIS TO RASHAD! he going to get them bacc! ~cOCOA~

It takes a real PUNK to

It takes a real PUNK to drive by and shoot someone without them having a chance to defend themselves. Whoever shot this young man is nothing more than a scared punk. If they are man enough to pull the trigger and kill this boy then be a man and step up and admit that you did it and pay the price. The whole problem is all of these kids with guns or those so called Men with a child like mind.

i'MA MISS MY LIGHTBULB HEAD BOYFRIEND

MAN WORDS CAN'T TELL YOU HOW I FEEL BUT MY LOVE GOES OUT HIS FAMILY I'M SORRY I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO MEET YA'LL AND ANY OF ANY OF HIS FRIENDS. AND TO DELAMEZ AKA LIGHT-BULB "I'MA ALWAYS REMEBER LAST TIME WE TALKED AND YOU WAS FUSSING WITH TOY AND YOU CALLED HER FAT AND I HAD TO MAKE YA'LL STOPPED FUSSING" THEN YOU TOLD ME "WHATS REALLY GOOD VICKY" AND I SAID "MEET ME HALF WAY NIG..." AND WE WENT ON AND ON YOU GOT MAD CAUSE TOY WAS ON THE PHONE WIT HER WELL HER EX-BOYFRIEND NOW AND YOU TOLD HER THAT " YA'LL GET ON MY NERVES I DON'T WANNA TALK TO YA'LL" BUT I THOUGHT YOU WAS GOIN TO CALL ME BACK YOU NEVER DID I THOUGHT YOU WAS MAD AND THAT WAS SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE YOU WENT MISSING AND YOU HAD SCHOOL. AND I TOLD YOU ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL AND TRYING TO BE GOOD IN CLASS CAUSE YOU A LIL BOOSIE BAD ACE BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU NO MORE BUT I WANNA TELL YOU I SORRY YOU KNOW WHY CAUSE I COULDN'T GO BUT LIKE YOU GOT ON MYSPACE "DELAMEZ LOVES VICKY" BUT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MORE 1 LOVE BABY BOY WAIT 4 ME AND I'M COMING SOON!AND THATS A PROMISE!

Condolenscences

I don't know the family but i happen 2 b reading my news page & i read the story.I just want 2 say that i'm so sorry for yall lost.May God Be With Yall Threw This. I will put the family in my prayers.Whoever that bastard was that took that child's life need 2 suffer the rest of his life.I understand that the family's hurt but just remember 2 wrongs don't make a right let GOD deal with them.He didn't give life so he had no right 2 take it.Just pray for the coward that he is 2 take a 14 yr. old's life!!!!!!! Whoever done it hope they get there's ...... A CONCERNED FRIEND, SISSY

So Sorry

I am So Sorry for your lost....I have a son around that age and i can't even imagine the way you feel...I just want to let the family know you are in my prayers....May God carry you through this in his arms....God Bless

I would first off I like

I would first off I like send my Regards to the family. During this time it will be hard but a killer is still on the loose. I have heard that the boy went to the police about the shooting that happened in lake waccamaw, and they turned him away. I don't know how true it might be but they should of been when law enforcement should of stepped in and offered the boy protection. Even though the young man was only 14 years old, doesn't mean he didn't know facts. You hear all kinds of stories about his tradegy. This should open peoples eyes everywhere in Columbus County and realize that we need to take action. I've heard of gangs in the Stanley Circle area, police should be on every street corner trying to find leads, and stop this gang vilence. It's unreal of many people are subjects to unwanted grief. I pray for all those involved and want to find justice in who ever murdered this young inncent boy.

Rashed Delamez Jones

It is sad to know that a 14 yr. old child was not being protected by some type of Columbus County law enforcement. And as a result of his knowledge, a mom has lost her son.

I knew it was coming....

"a 14 yr. old child was not being protected " It's all Law Enforcements fault. Like any of you didn't see that coming. Nope, couldn't be the wannabe gang bangers fault, or the family, or his friends, nope its the Cops fault that he's dead. And how about these articulate post's from some of Columbus County's finest. That Board of Education should be so proud.

My Deepest Regaurds

I would like to send my deepest regaurds to this family. As a mother myself, I can't even imagine what you are going through. I am sending this, not only because it touched my heart, but because my daughter was in two of his classes and loved him. I send you lots of love and faith to try and help you along at this time. My prayers are with you and I know that the Lord will help get you through this awful time. All my prayers, Rhonda

regards to the family

I would like to send out my regards to the family for their lost. Its a shame as blacks we can't take a wiping in a fist fight and be cowards and use guns. Anyone that shots a 14 year old is a coward and who ever did it i hope North Carolina gives them the death penalty. It my not bring rashed back but the family will have a little ease in their heart but it will never close that void in Rashed's mother heart.

I concur as a black man it

I concur as a black man it shames me that guns are used so readily in my community without a thought of the permanent consequences. A real man defends himself or settles conflict when needed with his fists, any little b*&^h can pull a trigger a real man takes an a*& whipping and keeps on ticking. My thoughts and prayers to this family and I hope they catch this worthless thug.

I MISS U DELE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I luv u DElE!!!! It's gone b alright knowing that we kno u are in a better place. I want u 2 kno i luv and miss u so much. I want to give his mama and family my luv and my support,let them kno im here. I LOVE U DELAMEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya GURL NIKKI

i miss you deleame

it is hard without haveing you around i love you and all way's will love you rest in peace