Reward increased for information on killed Hampton University student

Posted at 8:36 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 20:36:27-04

NORFOLK, Va. - It's been six months and there are still no answers on who murdered Hampton University student, Joseph Bose.

His parents were in town Monday meeting with city officials, pleading to find out who's responsible for their son's death.

They are also increasing the reward for anyone who has information leading to an arrest to $20,000.

"He was such a good guy. So fun. So easy. Everybody liked him. He was a great kid. It makes no sense. It's like we are in a nightmare, and we can't wake up," Joe's mom, Kim Bose told NewsChannel 3.

Joe was studying Journalism at Hampton University. On Halloween weekend, he was at a party near ODU at 35th and Killam Avenue.

The party spilled out onto the street, then there was a fight. Someone shot and killed Joe.

Police say there were more than 20 witnesses, and no one has come forward with information on who killed Joe.

"We can barely wake up in the morning without falling to our knees. We are thinking 'wake me up from this nightmare,'" Kim Bose added.

For months, Kim and Ken Bose have been fighting for answers on who killed their son.

Today, they met with the mayor, police chief, and city councilman Andy Protogyrou.

Protogyrou says the next steps should be revisiting witnesses and bringing state and federal agencies to review the case.

"I think the family needs some answers and some closure," Protogyrou said.

For the Bose family, they say closure will never come. However, they want to see justice served for their son's killer.

"We are really hoping that increasing the reward will move someone to say 'You know, I need to make this call,'" Kim said.

If you know anything, police and the Bose family are asking you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-UP.