Mother Pleads for Public's Help in Solving Son's Hebron Murder - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Mother Pleads for Public's Help in Solving Son's Murder in Hebron

Posted: Updated:
Cynthia Martinez holds up a picture of her son Preston Morehouse. Cynthia Martinez holds up a picture of her son Preston Morehouse.

HEBRON, Md.- It has been four years and there are still no suspects in the Wicomico County murder of Preston Morehouse of Florida.

On Thursday in an exclusive interview with WBOC, his mother Cynthia Martinez described her ordeal after hearing that her son had been shot and killed in Hebron.

Martinez said that she cries just about every day looking at the pictures of her son.

"I woke up to a knock on my door and it was the local police officer there to tell me that my son had been killed," Martinez said.
   
That fateful day was Jan 17, 2010, when Morehouse was visiting his best friend living at a house in the 27000 block of Ocean Gateway.

Police said that at around 4 a.m. that day, Morehouse heard something by the front door. When he looked through a tiny side window that's when a bullet through the window hit him in the head.

"I just started screaming," Martinez described,"and my husband had to go finish it, I started screaming and ran into the house."

Four years later the murder remains a mystery with no arrests and no suspects.Morehouse' 19 years of life now sits in a box full of papers with Maryland State Police Sgt. Michael Smith. 

"This is every day," he said showing us plastic bins full of documents. "It all sits right here next to me, this is everyday of my life, this is Preston's case."

Smith said that there is not much the department can disclose as far the investigation is concerned but that there are a lot of leads.

"You have to look at the victimology," Smith explained,  "Preston is here for ten days from Florida before he is shot and killed. Everything that we have done on this investigation up to this point leads us back to what could he have done in ten days to meet his fate. That's why it's a tough case."

Martinez said that she is convinced that someone out there knows something.

"Why did you have to take him? and who could do something like this to him?" she said.

Martinez said she knows that solving this murder mystery won't bring her son back but all she wants now is just closure. 
     
"Who ever killed my son, bring him to justice," she said, "he's walking the streets it's not fair, my son is in the ground and he's been there."

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call MSP at 410-749-3101, or  the Crime Solvers tips line.  

Note: In the story video the reporter mentions that Preston Morehouse answered the door after hearing a knock before getting shot in the head. That is incorrect. The correction has been noted in the article.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police Investigating Pocomoke American Legion Shooting

    Police Investigating Pocomoke American Legion Shooting

    Feb 18, 2018 3:03 PM2018-02-18 20:03:00 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:03 PM EST2018-02-18 20:03:08 GMT
    Pocomoke Police are investigating a shooting that happened at the American Legion early Sunday morning.More
    Pocomoke Police are investigating a shooting that happened at the American Legion early Sunday morning. More
  • Delaware State Auditor Does Not Seek Re-election

    Delaware State Auditor Does Not Seek Re-election

    Feb 17, 2018 11:41 PM2018-02-18 04:41:00 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-02-18 04:41:58 GMT
    DOVER, De.- Delaware state auditor, Tom Wagner, has announced he will not seek re-election this year. Wagner was appointed to the position in 1989 and was elected to his seventh term in 2014. He’s one of two Republicans elected to statewide office. More
    DOVER, De.- Delaware state auditor, Tom Wagner, has announced he will not seek re-election this year. Wagner was appointed to the position in 1989 and was elected to his seventh term in 2014. He’s one of two Republicans elected to statewide office. More
  • Traffic Stop Leads to Police Pursuit; Weapons and Drugs Seized

    Traffic Stop Leads to Police Pursuit; Weapons and Drugs Seized

    Feb 17, 2018 3:27 PM2018-02-17 20:27:00 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-02-17 20:32:23 GMT
    Courtesy of the Georgetown Police Department Courtesy of the Georgetown Police Department
    The Georgetown Police Department said they arrested a Brooklyn, NY, man early Friday morning after he lead them on a pursuit and had various drugs and guns in his car.More
    The Georgetown Police Department said they arrested a Brooklyn, NY, man early Friday morning after he lead them on a pursuit and had various drugs and guns in his car. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices