Unknown Rashawn Brazell Killer- New York- 2005 (ARREST!!!!!) Feb 11, 2014 10:36:26 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Feb 11, 2014 10:36:26 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: New York Daily News website)
The case of Rashawn Brazell is what John Walsh described on AMW as "the most gruesome murder in New York City history."
The nine-year anniversary of Rashawn's disappearance and death is coming up. He was only 19 years old in February of 2005 when he left his mother's Gates Avenue apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
According to wikipedia, the reason Brazell left was a man had buzzed his apartment and he went down to meet him.
Three days after the teen’s disappearance, two subway workers made a horrific discovery in a tunnel leading to the Nostrand Ave. station in nearby Bedford-Stuyvesant. The trackmen found a bloody plastic bag filled with body parts on a concrete tunnel catwalk north of the A-train platform.
The AMW airing interviewed Rashawn's obviously heartbroken and devastated mother. They also revealed Rashawn was gay, leading to many theories on why Rashawn was murdered. (Was it a hate-filled man who didn't approve of Rashawn's sexuality? Was it a jealous ex-lover?)
AMW also revealed it seemed Brazell was possibly murdered days after he left his mother's apartment, alluding to the possibility he may have been kidnapped and tortured as well. (I'm working off my memory here, but I remember the re-enactment pretty well).
Despite a $22,000 reward for information and multiple airings on AMW the case has never been solved.
According to a New York Daily News with Rashawn's mother, a woman called AMW anonymously but then hung up.
During a march for Brazell, a woman approached Rashawn's mother but then disappeared and "blended into the crowd"
Thoughts? I said on the old AMW.COM forums that I felt unlike others, this is a solvable case. I believe so many people in his community knew him, that someone knows something about the death of Rashawn, as possibly indicated by the woman or women who seemed to want to talk but then got spooked.
My personal feeling and this is just a theory is that this may have been a planned robbery. It was either someone Rashawn barely knew or someone he met off the internet. I stress this is just a theory, but it's just a hunch based on the fact he did meet an unknown person in the morning. If anyone remembers the case of Sama Quinland (of course most forum members do), him and associates met a gay man off craigslist in order to rob him and kill him. This murder does seem personal for just a robbery, but who knows if this was a "thrill kill" for the killer as well.
However, that's just one theory I have and who knows if I'm right or wrong.
The important thing is getting justice. Nearly nine years has been way too long.
AMW is no longer on the air, but according to articles, anyone with any information can call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS
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