Independence mom pleads for answers in son’s death, says somebody knows something

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An Independence mom is pleading for answers in the death of her son.

Three years after Corey Laykovich was stabbed to death while walking home from an Independence convenience store, investigators are still searching for clues.

Family and friends of Laykovich held a candlelight vigil near East 39th Street and Crackerneck Road in Independence Saturday night. They also handed out flyers to people in the area to remind them that Corey's  killer is still out there.

 Corey Laykovich was stabbed to death while walking home from an Independence convenience store in July 2013.

Corey Laykovich was stabbed to death while walking home from an Independence convenience store in July 2013.

Police say Laykovich was stabbed sometime between midnight and 2 a.m., on July 27,  2013. He was walking between the 4,000 block of Cedar Crest and Crackerneck Road.

Michelle Metje says her son finally made it home to try to get help but was bleeding heavily and couldn't speak or tell them what happened.

Metje thinks her son's killer could have been somebody who knew him or thinks he might have been the target for a robbery.

"You need to turn yourself in, and if you are unable to turn yourself in then at least let somebody else do it for you," Metje said. "Let them make that step because my family is actually the one in prison, not yours."

Metje says she calls detectives once a month, but right now there is no new information in her son's case.

She knows somebody holds the answers police need to make an arrest.

If you know anything or saw anything suspicious that night call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474- TIPS. There is a $9,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Remember you can remain anonymous

 

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