Reward increased in decades-old unsolved homicide

Richard Martin's mom still asking questions in her son's unsolved homicide.

ANDERSON Co., SC (WSPA) – Decades after her son was killed, a mother is still pleading for answers in the unsolved case. She hopes an increase in reward money for new information will bring justice for her son.

Over the years, multiple detectives from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office took over Richard Martin’s case. But 22 years after his killing there are still no answers.

Investigators said Martin was last seen on Sept. 2, 1995 at Sue’s Wings and Things off Highway 81 in Anderson County. Back then it was known as Nancy’s. Martin was found off Welcome Road beaten and later died at the hospital.

Now his mother hopes that with an increase in the reward to $7,000 someone will come forward and help bring her and her family closure.

“We don’t have answers; we don’t have a face or a person you could blame if you’ve already been to court. We don’t really have a name you could say he did it or we’ve never seen justice. I wish I could say when I run into someone who has just lost someone that it gets easier, but it doesn’t,” said Ada Martin, Richard’s mother.

If you have any information on Martin’s case, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.