There was a march Saturday in memory of then 16-year-old honor student Chanel Petro-Nixon, who disappeared on Father's Day in 2006. Her murder remains a cold case.
The march/rally kicked off Saturday morning from 1605 Fulton Street, at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Lewis Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to where her body was found on Kingston Avenue in nearby Crown Heights.
On Father's Day, 2006 Chanel decided to go fill out an application for a position at the Applebees Restaurant in Restoration Plaza on Fulton Street -- not far from her Bedford-Stuyvesant home -- but she never made it.
Her body was found four days later, dumped in a garbage bag in front of 212 Kingston Avenue, between Park Place and Sterling Place, close to Brower Park and the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
According to detectives, Chanel didn't die right away; she was alive for two days -- out of sight, or being held captive.
They say her cell phone and sneakers were gone, and there was no sign of a struggle or of a sexual assault, leading them to believe she probably knew her killer.
The reward for information leading to the arrest of her killer, has grown to $33,000. Her family believes the killer is still in the neighborhood. If you have any information, please call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times