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New England's Unsolved: Mother pens open letter to son's murderer

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(FOX 25 / – The mother of a murder victim publishes on Facebook an open letter to her son's unknown killer. The emotional letter was posted on the 19th anniversary of her son's murder.

FOX 25's Bob Ward featured this case, which has tie in to the movie ‘A Few Good Men', on New England's Unsolved back in 2006.

FULL LETTER: A letter to the murderer of my son David

David Cox, a United States Marine, disappeared in 1994. His body was recovered nine months later in Medfield; however, there has never been an arrest, and now, David's 80-year-old mother is sending a message right to her son's killer.

The letter begins, "I hope that when you first visited here, you felt the dread and terror I felt when I first heard the words, ‘David has disappeared.'"

On Jan. 4, 1994, David Cox vanished from the Natick apartment he shared with his girlfriend. At the time, he was waiting to hear back from UPS about a job, but David never came home.

On April 2, 1994, a man canoeing discovered the body of David Cox buried beneath pine tree branches in the woods of Medfield, near the Charles River.

David Cox was shot once in the head, and three times to his body.

David's mother writes, "You murdered from behind, not giving David a chance to defend himself. He must have trusted you because he had no fear of you. You knew he was smart, quick, and United State Marine trained."

While a US Marine, David was stationed at the Guantanamo Marine Base, and was involved with 10 other Marines in a code red hazing attack on a Marine that inspired the film, ‘A Few Good Men.'

David was a peacemaker in the hazing. He tried to defuse the situation, and unlike the film, no one died or committed suicide. However, David Cox was upset by the way the movie portrayed the incident and was considering joining a lawsuit to set the record straight.

Authorities do not believe the code red incident played a role in David's murder, but detectives are still searching for a motive. And so is David's heartbroken mother.

"I have been waiting years to meet with you. Face-to-face, eye-to-eye. To hear the WHY and HOW. What is inside you that made it possible for you to make the decision that David should not live. There had to have been other alternatives."

Massachusetts State Police detectives still have a special hotline set up for any tips about the murder of David Cox. Anyone with information regarding the murder is asked to call 617-593-8840.

FULL LETTER: A letter to the murderer of my son David

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