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

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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.

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