4 years later, hunt for killers of 21-year-old single mother continues

WASHINGTON — A 21-year-old woman from El Salvador went to work four years ago at a grocery store in Woodbridge, Virginia. Just before closing, around 9 p.m., three men entered the store and killed the young mother.

Four years later, the killers of Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero are still out there — and police are again asking for the public’s help in solving the case.

On Feb. 21, 2014, the three men in dark clothes, faces covered, entered Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry store, then located on Route 1 in Woodbridge.

The store surveillance video shows the men immediately leaving after heading to the counter where Coca-Romero was.

Police said the men took nothing from the store.

Coca-Romero left behind a daughter who is now almost 5 years old.

Coca-Romero’s father, Irene Coca, said his daughter came to this country for a better life.

Shortly after her death, he said she didn’t party, only worked and took care of her baby girl.

Anyone with information should call Prince William County police at 703-792-7000 or submit a tip to police online or to the FBI.

There is a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the young mother’s murder.

The reward was announced in February 2015 through a partnership between the FBI and Prince William County police, the lead agency in the investigation.

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