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      Nine years later RCSD refocuses on cold case

      RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WACH) - Columbiaâ??s Raymond Randolph was shot to death almost ten years ago. Investigators still don't know who pulled the trigger.

      Randolph's body was found by a passerby on Everett Street in Northeast Columbia on July 27, 2005.

      Nine years later, deputies and his widow haven't stopped searching for answers.

      "I'll never forget her face, because she had on a coroner shirt," says April Randolph about the night she was informed of her husband's death.

      April says she last saw Raymond the morning he was murdered.

      "He was going to hang out with some of his friends," said April.

      "I love you" would be the last words she'd hear from Raymond.

      "Hopefully one day we can give them some closure on this case," said Gene Mincey of the Richland County's Sheriff's Department Cold Case Unit. "We can't give them complete closure, because he's not here anymore."

      Investigators say tips have led them to dead ends, and while they may have a possible suspect, there isn't enough evidence to charge him with Randolph's murder.

      "You have a little bit of evidence. You have a lot of evidence. We like to have enough evidence in court to win the case," added Mincey.

      "Nine years is a long time. It's a long time for us not to know nothing, and somebody knows something," said April.

      If you have any information that can help investigators in this case, you're encouraged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.