St. Paul police and a victim's family members are asking for the public's help in solving the city's only unsolved homicide from last year.
Quincy Blue, 30, of Brooklyn Park was a rap musician and father of two young sons. His burned body was discovered on June 8, 2011 in a St. Paul alley. Police are hoping someone with information about the crime will come forward.
Blue's mother, Shirley Blue of Minneapolis, described her grief and need for closure in the death of her youngest child.
"Seven months has went by but the pain of losing my son has not went away. His death was senseless, and heinous, and us as a family. We need answers. We need to know who did this to him," Shirley Blue said.
A St. Paul police spokesman said there is no cash reward, but the department is "banking on humanity" that someone will step forward with information.
Quincy Blue will be honored Friday night at the sixth annual Twin Cities' Hip Hop Awards at First Avenue in Minneapolis.