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“My murdered son had no-one in the last precious moments of his life”

The grieving mother of a man who was murdered in Huntingdon has made a second heartbreaking plea to ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 12, 2018

The grieving mother of a man who was murdered in Huntingdon has made a second heartbreaking plea to help track down her sons killer.

Murder victim Sam Mechelewski, 20, from Huntingdon, was found dead in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park by a member of the public on February 1.

A post-mortem revealed he died as a result of a stab wound to the neck. Sam's mother has now revealed he was killed six months before his 21st birthday.

Sam's death has sparked a huge police investigation, and officers are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about Sam's death to come forward.

People have left flowers and cards in memory of Sam Mechelewski (Image: Keith Jones)

The heartbreaking letter in full

In a letter to the media, Sam's mother Grace Groom, 52, said: “On February 1 two officers woke me in the middle of the night to tell me that my son was dead.

“Since then my life has been anything but normal. That is why I write this letter, because normal has gone and I must ask for help.

“My sons life was taken by an act of violence six months to the day before his 21st birthday. He was left in the dark with no one to hold him and tell him he was loved in the last precious moments of his life.

“The loss we feel for Sam is un-ending. It hits us like a tsunami. It is crippling.

Grace Groom – the mum of murder victim Sam Mechelewski (Image: Cambridgeshire police)

“A young man told me a few days ago that Sam was a bright light for him at a time when his life was very dark. I take comfort to know that my beautiful son was a true and loyal friend.

"We have lost a gentle and loving young man. Our lives will never be the same and that is why I write this letter, because this cant go un-answered.

“I am asking anyone who reads this and knows who is responsible or anyone who has information that they have not given to the police – please put yourself in our shoes.

"What would your parents do if this was you? What would you do if this was your child? Please do the right thing.

Sam Mechelewski as a young boy (Image: Grace Groom/Cambridgeshire police)

“I speak now to the people who took my sons life. I have no forgiveness or understanding for what you have done. I will never waiver in my quest for justice for Sam.

“One day your family will have to face the truth of what you have done. I feel genuine sadness for them. They will know that you did this terrible thing.

"I appeal to anyone who has information to come forward. Please contact the police, or Crimestoppers anonymously, and help me get justice for Sam."

Sam Mechelewski's mum, Grace Groom (Image: Cambridgeshire police)

The search for answers continues

Sam was born in Hertfordshire, but moved to Huntingdon as a teenager. He went to Hinchingbrooke School and then Huntingdonshire Regional College.

In March, police put up posters around Huntingdon in a renewed attempt to catch Sam's killer.

An inquest into Sam's death was opened and adjourned at Huntingdon Coroner's Court last month by Senior Coroner David Heming.

Mr Heming confirmed to the News that the cause of Sam's death was a stab wound to the neck.

The inquest was adjourned until July 20, pending further inquiries.

Police continue their appeal

Sam's mother previously said the family's world had "been knocked off its axis" since his death.

Mrs Groom said: “Sam was a very gentle child, very quiet. He was never the leader, was always the follower.

"When his brother said lets climb the apple tree, Sam would follow. He was very loving, just like anybody elses little boy.

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“About a week before his murder I was watching him leave and he walked along the path probably about 10 to 15 metres. He didnt even turn around, but he just said: I love you Mum.

“Our lives will never be the same. Our whole world has been knocked off its axis. Nobody deserves to end their life like this. Nobody.

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The hunt to find Sam Mechelewski's murderer

Sam was of no fixed abode but was known to be residing in the Huntingdon area.

House-to-house enquiries have taken place close to where Sams body was discovered and extensive searches have been carried out in the park, including by specialist diving teams.

Officers have previously released CCTV images of Sam and a picture of a black Audi.

They are keen to speak to anyone who saw Sam on January 31 or the vehicle that evening.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw this black Audi

"A young man has lost his life – do the right thing"

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Gallop said: “I believe the answers remain within Huntingdon and there may be some people with vital information still to come forward.

“Thank you to everyone who has already provided statements. I understand why there will be a fear for people to speak out in a murder investigation.

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"However, a young man has lost his life, and there comes a time when you must look yourself in the mirror and say – today Im going to do the right thing.”

Anyone with information regarding Sams death should call police on 101 quoting CC-01022018-0198 or visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/554 .

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

“My murdered son had no-one in the last precious moments of his life”

The grieving mother of a man who was murdered in Huntingdon has made a second heartbreaking plea to ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 12, 2018

The grieving mother of a man who was murdered in Huntingdon has made a second heartbreaking plea to help track down her sons killer.

Murder victim Sam Mechelewski, 20, from Huntingdon, was found dead in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park by a member of the public on February 1.

A post-mortem revealed he died as a result of a stab wound to the neck. Sam's mother has now revealed he was killed six months before his 21st birthday.

Sam's death has sparked a huge police investigation, and officers are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about Sam's death to come forward.

People have left flowers and cards in memory of Sam Mechelewski (Image: Keith Jones)

The heartbreaking letter in full

In a letter to the media, Sam's mother Grace Groom, 52, said: “On February 1 two officers woke me in the middle of the night to tell me that my son was dead.

“Since then my life has been anything but normal. That is why I write this letter, because normal has gone and I must ask for help.

“My sons life was taken by an act of violence six months to the day before his 21st birthday. He was left in the dark with no one to hold him and tell him he was loved in the last precious moments of his life.

“The loss we feel for Sam is un-ending. It hits us like a tsunami. It is crippling.

Grace Groom – the mum of murder victim Sam Mechelewski (Image: Cambridgeshire police)

“A young man told me a few days ago that Sam was a bright light for him at a time when his life was very dark. I take comfort to know that my beautiful son was a true and loyal friend.

"We have lost a gentle and loving young man. Our lives will never be the same and that is why I write this letter, because this cant go un-answered. (more…)

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