On the morning of February 14, 2005, 19 year-old Rashawn Brazell kissed his mother goodbye and left his family’s apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn for a day that was supposed to include meeting with an accountant, searching for a job and meeting his mother for lunch. He never showed for the lunch date, and was never seen alive again.
Three days later, trash bags containing dismembered body parts were found on a subway tunnel platform at the Nostrand Avenue station on the ‘A’ line and in a recycling plant in Greenpoint. They belonged to Rashawn Brazell.
Five years later, his killer remains at large.
On this week’s OPEN YOUR MIND with Terik King, Rashawn’s mother, Desire Brazell-Jones and Larry Lyons, Executive Director of the Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund discuss the horrifying crine, its aftermath, and the continued efforts to keep Rashawn’s name and legacy alive.
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