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Teen murder victim's family: "Come forward"

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By: Tamara Evans - tevans@fox41.com


Questions still remain tonight as to who is responsible for a 14-year-old boy's death and now his family has a message they want to get across.

It's an emotional plea from a family that has been through a lot.

"If anybody's got information, please come forward because you have a family that's mourning, that's really mourning and hurting a lot," says Gini Keating, the cousin of Trey Zwicker.

Gini Keating and Lois Watts are the cousin and great-grandmother of 14-year-old Terrence Zwicker, who they called "Trey".

"She raised him so she knows more about him than anybody," says Gini Keating.

It was just down the road from where his great-grandmother lives, where family members say Trey spent many of his weekends, that his body was found.

Students at Liberty High School discovered it behind the school in a wooded creek area.

"He was a good child. He never got his temper out of control or anything, that's why I couldn't understand," says Lois Watts, Trey's great-grandmother.

His family says, he did have some recent problems with kids he had been hanging around.

"I didn't know much about them, but the night he spent here with me he told me something about them, about them trying to take his phone away from him," says Lois Watts.

However, the family says they have no clue who could be responsible for a crime like this.

It's eerily a crime Trey wrote a school paper about, called "Changing the Way We See the World".

In it, he describes a well-known true story from 1955 of a 14-year-old boy named Emmett Till who disappears and is found beaten and dead.

It's a story, Trey Zwicker probably never imagined would happen to him.

Police are still looking for whoever is responsible.

"I don't think they should be running loose, because they could do it to somebody else, because Trey was a good kid," says Lois Watts.

"Somebody out there hurt a child that didn't need to be hurt," says Gini Keating.

At this point police have not released how Trey died.

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