'We are very heartbroken,' says mother of Richmond High School student discovered dead in a garbage can.
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Days after their beloved son was discovered dead in a garbage can, the heartbroken family of a Richmond high school student is demanding answers from police.
Tamel Durant, 17, was discovered shot dead in a dumpster in the city's East End at 2:30 p.m. on October 19.
"Things can't go unanswered," remarked the victim's father. "I mean, they threw away my baby."
Tamel's stepmother stated that she learned about the murder via the news "just like everyone else."
"It wasn't until around 8 o'clock when three males appeared on my doorstep... And in that instant, my life changed forever, and it will never be the same."
"Not even in my wildest fantasies did I believe it might be him." This year, Tamel would have graduated from Armstrong."
According to his relatives, the victim was a senior at Armstrong High School who had transferred from Brooklyn.
"Tamel posed no danger to anyone. It's perplexing. It's a cyclical process. We are devastated. We attempt to breathe, and it all starts over."