Vigil Held for Marine on 10-Year Anniversary of Unsolved Murder

Randy Scott's mother prays that someone will come forward with information on her son's murder.

Dozens of family and friends gathered for a vigil Saturday in Richmond to honor Randolph Scott Jr., a Marine killed 10 years ago.

His killer has never been found, and his family is desperate for answers.

“I just want justice for my son, I’ve always fought for my son for 28 years and I’ll continue to fight for him for the next 280 years,” said Roslyn Cousins, Randy Scott’s mother.

Cousins sent a passionate plea for justice to the public. Randy Scott was violently killed on Lauradale Lane, down the street from where Saturday’s vigil was held.

Family, friends and police detectives joined the emotional mother to pray, sing and honor the Marine many say was a friend to all.

“It’s been 10 years, but it’s still fresh like yesterday. “I mean, we’ve been together since the sandbox, you know. so it’s like losing a brother,” said childhood friend Detrone Williams.

For a decade, Richmond police have been looking for the killer.

“We will continue to press Randy’s case forward, and bring some kind of conclusion for Roslyn. We cannot bring her closure, but we can bring justice,” said Richmond Police Captain Emmett Williams.

Police believe someone out there must know who did it.

“Please come forward with something so that Ros can get peace. And the family can get peace, and we can have some kind of closure,” said Coretha James, Randy Scott’s cousin.

The crowd released red balloons to the skies, chanting, “We love you Randy!”

“When I saw those balloons go up, it was a release, a release in me because I’ve been holding this in for 10 years,” said Cousins.

Officials are offering up to $11,000 to help them close this case. If you have any information, you’re asked to call Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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