Chesterfield Police produce new video in an effort to solve 8-year-old cold case

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Patricia Blowe, the mother of murdered security guard Damion West, appears in the beginning of a new video produced by Chesterfield County Police. The department is trying a new approach in the 8-year-old cold case. The nine-minute video features interviews with West’s family and detectives in an effort to drum up new leads.

“This is a mother asking for closure for her son,” Blowe told 8News in an interview Monday.

On July 9th, 2009 West was working as an unarmed overnight security guard at the Ivy Walk Apartments in Chesterfield. His work car was discovered off the road with its door still open. Nearby West was found dead lying in a ditch. Investigators say he died from a blow to the head.

“My son didn’t deserve that and I’m just asking someone to come forward if they know any little detail about what happened to my son,” said Blowe.

The video debuted Sunday on the anniversary of West’s death. It’s being played on the county’s public channels and across social media. Detectives and Blowe are hopeful it will renew interest in the case and lead them to an arrest. Blowe says she’ll never give up. When asked for her reaction when police approached her with the idea of doing a video;

When asked for her reaction when police approached her with the idea of doing a video, she said, “God sent me some angels too to let me know that they’re not giving up,”

Police say if you have any information regarding the case, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 to report it anonymously. You can also call police at 804-748-1268.

Police say if this approach proves successful, they may try it with other cold cases.

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