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Marckel Ross murder: Community meeting set to discuss case

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A community meeting will be held Wednesday to discuss the unsolved murder of Marckel Ross, an 18-year-old Central High School student who was shot and killed as he walked to school in Capital Heights.

The Prince George’s County Police Department will discuss the case during a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Central High School.

The case is still far from being solved as detectives continue to search for clues and information. Two weeks ago, Ross was found less than a mile away from school, lying near Central Avenue in his school uniform and with his book bag.

"It's still had a big effect on this school, because he was such a big part of this school and so popular," said Ross' friend Derek Moon.

A member of the school's modeling team, the 18-year-old was also a commander in Central High's ROTC program. Moon was one of Ross' cadets. Moon adds waiting for news of an arrest is frustrating.

Moon said, "Everybody wants the killer to get found. So the fact that it seems like nothing has really taken off yet, it's like irritating to the people who really knew him."

Moon isn't the only one with questions surrounding his friend's mysterious murder.

Prince George's County police still have no suspects, no persons of interest and no motive. They are hoping a community meeting will help generate leads, as are those who also walk the same route Ross took to school each day.

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