Rapper's family seeks help in unsolved St. Paul homicide

Blue family
Shalema Blue (left), Quincy Blue's older sister, and his mother Shirley Blue, at a news conference at St. Paul Police headquarters January 19, 2012, asked for the public's help in solving the murder of Quincy Blue, pictured in center. The body of 30-year-old Quincy Blue of Brooklyn Park was found in a St. Paul alley on June 8, 2011.
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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.

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