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On journey to become an Eagle Scout, teen honors slain uncle

Posted at 12:02 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 08:30:56-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. --  Joseph Boyle from Chesterfield was murdered in cold blood off Snead Road on the city's Southside, at the end of January. His was the eighth homicide in Richmond this year. The homicide count has climbed to 52, compared to 47 this time last year.

It’s not just a statistic, though, to 14-year-old Colin Wakefield.  Boyle was his uncle and so to honor him, Colin created a project in his honor at Heritage Baptist Church in Chesterfield.

It’s also part of Colin’s journey to becoming an Eagle Scout.

He’s built a burn pit in the middle of a cross.  Colin says he put the project together to let victims of violent crimes know they are not forgotten.

Colin Wakefield is still accepting funding for his Eagle Scout project.  His information, along with any Crime Insider tips you'd like to send my way, can be found on Jon Burkett's Facebook page.