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Mother speaks out, hoping to find person who murdered 21-year-old son in Detroit

Posted at 10:32 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 23:22:15-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A heartbroken mother is speaking out hoping someone knows something about her son's murder and comes forward.

Marquetta Williams wants justice and to find the person or people responsible for her son's murder.

"This is the worst thing that I’ve ever been through," said Williams.

On Friday, January 17 of this year. Detroit police came to Marquetta Williams' home with news no parent ever wants to hear.

"I just was like 'Something's wrong with Joshua'. And they were like yeah, and I was like what happened. They said he was shot in his car, and I said 'Is he dead?' and they said yes," said Williams.

Her son, 21-year-old Joshua Buyck, was killed on Detroit northwest side around 11pm near a Little Caesar at Acacia and Greenfield.

"I miss him so much and I just don’t know who did this to him. I don’t know why they did this to him and that’s the worst part, is just not knowing who it is," she said.

Williams says her pain and anguish have taken over her life. She’s hoping someone who knows something will come forward with information.

"Just tell what you know. I need closure. I’m never getting over this. I will never be who I was on January 17, that morning, I will never be that person again," she said.

Williams says her son had his whole life in front of him - a life with endless possibilities and dreams.

"You ruined my life, you ruined my family. You took away someone who was everything to us not just me to his siblings," said Williams.

If you have any information call Detroit Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP. A cash reward of $2,500 is being offered and remember you will remain anonymous.