Family searches for answers in Oxon Hill homicide


OXON HILL, Md. -- Cousins of Itimia Gray broke down as they asked for help in catching her killer.
Recalling the last time anyone saw Gray alive, her cousin said, "The last time Itimia was seen was on August 6th. After she came from church, she had got some belongings from her sister's house and she got picked up and dropped off around Potomac Gardens. She was last seen with a friend. The friend stated that she got in a black car and that was the last time she seen her.”

Nearly two weeks later, police in Prince George’s County would discover Gray’s remains behind an apartment building on Deal Drive in Oxon Hill.
She died of two gunshot wounds to her upper body.

According to police, Gray was badly decomposed, which they say could have delayed the homicide ruling from the medical examiner.

In conducting their own investigation into what happened, family members said they found a bouquet of roses at the site where Gray was killed.
They said she didn’t deserve her fate and didn’t have any known enemies..

“Every time she came around, it was always laughs. She could brighten your day with just her smile. She had big, bubbly eyes…just a very nice, outgoing person all around.”

Prince George's County Police are actively looking for a suspect and a motive in this case.
Corporal Lamar Robinson with PGPD said, “We’re looking for anyone with any information, who have seen this body or seen this individual or know anything that happened to Miss Gray to give us a call, and they can remain anonymous.”

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Prince George’s County Police Crime Solvers line at 1-866-411-TIPS.

There is a $25,000 reward being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment.