Student's killer still on the loose 2 years later
BOSTON -- The parents of a murdered Northeastern student are searching for answers.
Thursday marks two years since Rebecca Payne was shot and killed.
Police say one or more gunmen stormed her Mission Hill apartment early in the morning and shot her several times. Her body wasn't discovered until hours later.
When it happened, the murder shook the Northeastern University community to its core. Now, two years later, Boston Police say they've made significant progress in the case.
Nicholas and Virginia Payne want justice for their daughter, who was just 22 year old when she was killed.
Police don't think Payne was the intended target and believe her murder was a tragic case of mistaken identity. They say they've made significant progress in their investigation into the crime, but still need the public's help.
“We know there's a killer on the loose who could do it again...and we want justice for Rebecca...we don't want her to be killed for no reason,” Nicholas Payne said.
Rebecca's parents say they'll keep coming back to Boston until the case is solved.
“She was directed. She knew what she wanted to do. She worked hard here, but she never forgot to have fun,” Nicholas Payne said.
The Payne family is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Rebecca's killer.
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