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Mom pleads for leads in son's murder

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Melissa Becker often visits the area where her son's body was found to try to find some clue to solve his murder. She is now pleading with the public to help break the case.

"It's searching for those answers. It's trying to find something that will answer the questions," said Becker.

Blake Chappell was 17 years old. He disappeared in October of 2011 and his body was found in a creek two months later.

"He was shot in the head," said Becker.

Last October, Chappell attended the East Coweta homecoming dance. His mom remembers his call home that night.

"He told me he had the best time of his life," said Becker.

Chappell stayed at a friend's house then walked to his girlfriend's house. He left there around 5 a.m. Becker said his last text message to his girlfriend was send on Lower Fayetteville Road. No one heard or saw him after that. Two months later, someone on the bridge on Summergrove Parkway spotted Chappell's body in the creek below.

"It's still not really real. I don't know who would have done anything like this to him," said Becker.

Investigators have no solid leads. There is and has been a $20,000 reward in the case.

"It still feels today the same as when he went missing because we still don't have any answers," said Becker.

She tries to think about the days before her son's murder.

"Big smile, big kiss and would tell me how me he loved me. We were very, very close," said Becker. "Catching them won't bring Blake back... maybe I could understand what happened and why."

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