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Investigation continues into homicide of 14-year-old

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By: Katie Delaune -

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- A family still trying to find out why someone would kill a 14-year-old boy isn't getting many answers from police. But close family friends are opening up to tell us more about the life of Trey Zwicker.

A wooded area behind a high school is the last place you would expect to find a 14-year-old's body.

"The top part of his shoulders up was covered in blood and there was blood all over the ground and that he had never seen so much blood in his whole life," says the mother of one of the boys who discovered Trey's body. She wanted to remain anonymous. The Liberty High school students were walking outside behind the school when something caught his eye. "He saw something over by the creek and went over to it and realized it was a body.

The ditch then became the final spot where Trey's dad Terry saw his son.

"As he explained to me, he just lost it and started rushing towards the crime tape," says community activist Chris 2X. He talked with the grieving father Thursday morning. "They brought him closer to his son's body and got pretty close, not totally up all the way on it and that time it sunk in it was his son laying in the ditch and he said he just almost collapsed out there."

Police say someone murdered the teenager but have not named any suspects.

"Shock, total shock unbelievable, like it was a nightmare," say family friends, who also wanted to remain anonymous. They say the Seneca High school freshman was a hard worker who loved his little sister, Autumn: "He was crazy about her and she came right before him."

He hoped one day to be an electrician like his dad. Friends say Terry recently started sharing custody of Trey with his mom. He was staying with her and was last seen alive a family cookout Tuesday night. Police say the family didn't file a police report before the students made the gruesome discovery. Community activist Chris 2X says Terry last spoke to Trey Sunday night.

"He wanted to do something with him this summer and look forward to having a great summer with him."

Friends have set up the Trey Zwicker Memorial fund at PNC bank to help with funeral costs. Donations can be made at any PNC branch. Trey was also a wrestling fan and the Ohio Valley Wrestling plan to host an upcoming event and donate the proceeds.

Louisville Metro Police are asking anyone with information to call the anonymous tipline at 502-574-LMPD.

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