HIGH POINT, N.C. – A High Point mother whose son was killed last December just weeks before Christmas and his birthday has become very familiar with a haunting question.
She thinks about that question almost every time she talks to someone who knew Maurice “Boss” Hagler, 33.
“You're wondering if you are talking to someone that did it? If you're talking to someone that knows something,” said Audria Hagler McIntyre.
Saturday marks the one year anniversary of Hagler’s murder. He was killed during a crowded house party on Wise Street December 12, 2014.
Hagler was a promoter for a special events center. He had three sisters and was a beloved uncle.
“I would tell him, ‘You act like a kid when you play with him,’” said Hagler McIntyre.
Hagler McIntyre said the pain of losing a son is incomparable to other losses. She said it hurts her to think about her son’s killer still living a free life without consequences while her family suffers.
“I just don't want this to happen to someone else's child because the burden and the weight of the death are terrible,” said Hagler McIntyre.
On Saturday, Hagler’s mother, sisters and other family members will gather at the site of an Adopt-A-Road sign named after him in front of Grace Church on Enterprise Drive. They intend to say a prayer in his name and tie a ribbon on the sign bearing his name.
“When people pass by that sign and they see that ribbon there I want them to remember he was a great person,” said Hagler McIntyre. “I hope and I pray that somebody will say, ‘Hey you know what? I need to do the right thing.’”
High Point police shared information with FOX8 about Saturday’s 4 p.m. ceremony to honor Hagler McIntyre in an attempt to generate new leads into his death investigation, but there are a total of four unsolved murder cases from the past year still being looked into by police.
Jauhan Bethea was shot and killed on Burton Ave. on September 12, 2015. Police are still looking for a two-door, gold SUV tied to the shooting. Witnesses said there were multiple people inside the car.
On September 20, 2015 Marshall Lamont Williams was found dead inside his apartment on East Fairfield Road.
On October 29, 2015 Maishant Fuller was shot multiple times on Taylor Avenue.
Police urge anyone with information into these unsolved homicides to call (336) 887-7896. If you’d like to remain anonymous and potentially earn a reward you can call Crimestoppers at (336) 889-4000 or text the keyword cash tips to 274637.