Around 3:00 a.m. on February 17, 2005, New York City transit workers found two suspicious bags alongside the track at the Nostrand Avenue station in Brooklyn. They contained body parts of 19 year old Rashawn Brazell.
The first 72 hours of a murder investigation are the most important, police will tell you, because evidence is fresh, memories still vivid and odds are favorable that clues will result in someone’s arrest. Beyond that, the chances diminish precipitously.
It is now three years later and one of the most gruesome crimes New York City history remains unsolved. The trail is growing cold.
Someone, somewhere, knows something. Keep Rashawn’s memory alive and the hope for closure a possibility.