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FBI offering $20,000 reward in search for Morgan State student's killer

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – A $20,000 reward is being offered by the FBI, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who murdered a Morgan State University student, off campus, in September.

The victim, 21-year-old Marcus Edwards, was fatally stabbed while walking approximately one mile from the school. It happened around 10:30 p.m. on September 19, 2016.

Police say Edwards was on the phone talking to his girlfriend, on his way to her house, when he was stabbed.

"The last word that she heard from Marcus was, 'someone just stabbed me'," Baltimore Police Chief Branford said in a briefing Wednesday morning.

According to investigators, passerby found Edwards in the middle of the street.

“The attack occurred in a residential area at Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue in Baltimore,” the FBI wrote in a release. “Edwards was a 21-year-old man from Washington, D.C. who aspired to become a police officer. He was a graduate of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Junior Police Academy and the FBI Washington Field Office Future Agents in Training Program.”

The reward, being offered by the FBI, was announced Wednesday morning.

"Marcus was very kind gentle, charismatic, always smiling," Edwards' mother, Nicole Ausberry-Brooks, said at the announcement. "If you know something, please say something."

She added, "I wouldn't wish this on anybody. It's devastating."

Edwards was the oldest of six children and was studying social work at Morgan State.

At this time, a motive for his murder is unknown.

"This was pure evil," Chief Branford said. "Someone purely killed this man for no other reason other than just being evil. There's no reason someone would have killed Marcus because he wasn't involved in anything."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Baltimore Office of the FBI at (410) 265-8080, the Baltimore Police Department at (410) 396-2100, or your local FBI office.

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