KUSA- A candlelight vigil was held Friday night in memory of 20-year- old TerrellEphriam.
On Wednesday, his body was found near East 28th Avenue and Wheeling Street in Aurora. Police haven't said how he died, but say he suffered from several visible wounds.
"I don't think anyone actually knows what happened, "said Ilinkia Evans, Terrell's aunt.
Friday night family members, friends and classmates gathered to honor him with a candlelight vigil. They're also hoping to get some answers.
"Justice needs to be served because every day, something is happening to kids, and one of mine is gone, something you can't bring back to me," said Terrell's mother Mary Davis. "So you can't tell me I'm going to be alright, cause I'm not.
Terrell was a student at Crossroads Transitions Center within the Aurora Public School District.
"The people who knew and worked with him were significantly impacted by his life, " said program director Kathy Fisher.
Another school employee saysEphriam had a bright future and had just been hired at a new job.
"It's going to be hard. He was doing so good, he had just gotten a job," she said. "So proud of him. He was so excited he called the school to tell us he got the job and he was so excited he was doing really good. In our eyes, he was still a young boy."
Police say they believe the crime was random.
"I just want to thank everybody for coming out and this means a lot to me," said Terrell's mother. "Somebody knows something that happened to my son and I didn't even get a chance to talk to my son you know, they just left my baby here."
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on this case to please call Detective Matt Ingui at (303)739-6067.
You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867). By doing so, you may be eligible to earn a reward of up to $2,000.