A crowd of people in a Glen Burnie parking lot gathered with one thing in common - Myra Cason. Family, friends, sorority sisters, and people who have only heard her name in death stood in the same spot where her body was found inside her vehicle.
A grieving son is grateful for the support.
"I lost a gem. We lost a beautiful lady. We lost a gem. My mother is like a diamond in the rough. My mother, people like my mother don't come along," said Orlondo Sewell, Cason’s son.
Myra Cason was a mother, grandmother, aunt, a retired school teacher, 31 years in Anne Arundel County. And she was a sister to so many in her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta.
"On many occasions I had to call her up when I was down. She wouldn't give up on the phone until she could hear in my voice that she had turned my attitude to positive and had uplifted me," said Melanie Lee, Cason’s sorority sister.
Even the detective assigned to the case says it's one she's never seen in 22 years. Cason had no criminal background. She dedicated her life to kids and charity work. It's still a mystery who killed her and why.
"We believe that they were in the car with her. Now were they in the car with her when they got to the lot or did they get in with her when she got here? That we're not sure of," said Detective Michelle Mangold, Anne Arundel Co. Police Dept.
Police know Cason went to the doctor Friday morning before ending up at a parking lot in the 7300 block of Ritchie Highway where a Pep Boys and Gavigan's Furniture are located.
A witness saw her car window shattered and called police. Some things were missing from the vehicle, so right now detectives think robbery was the motive.
"Our prayer tonight is that wherever you are, you turn yourself in," said the family pastor.
Myra Cason's son tells me he's simply confused as to who would be capable of killing his mom. Detectives are handing out fliers at the shopping center.
Even if you think the information you have is not significant, police ask that you still call.
The number for Metro Crime Stoppers is 1-866-7LOCKUP. You may be eligible for a $2,000 reward.
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