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The search for a Baltimore County man's killer continues

Posted at 11:27 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 21:59:17-04

LOCHEARN, Md. — "Outside our house he used to have all of his construction trucks. He said mom I'm gonna own a fleet of trucks."

From the time he was little to when was 20, Isaiah McKnight was obsessed with trucks.

"I actually found his CDL book the other day as I was going through some of his belongings."

Lisa Boyd never thought her son would leave this earth first. In January, she buried her only child.

"Every day Isaiah and I said we love each other. Every day he made sure he kissed me with that wet kiss on my check and we made sure we said we loved each other," she said. "I'm still unable to sleep at night. It's hard for me to go outside and see his trucks. I see everything around reminds me of Isaiah."

Making it even more difficult, the person who murdered Isaiah right in front of his Lochearn home is still out there.

"Him and another man sat inside a U-Haul van and two suspects approached that van and one of them had a weapon and fired into the van killing Mr. McKnight the other man was injured, but survived his injuries."

Baltimore County Detective Rob Reason needs anyone who saw or heard anything in the early morning hours of January 8 in the 3800 block of Southern Cross Drive to contact them.

"At this point in time detectives need more information to progress further," he said. "We want to try to solve this case and catch the person who shot and killed Mr. McKnight."

"If you knew Isaiah you knew that he was full of love."

Rev. David Boyd, Isaiah's uncle says their hearts are broken and torn apart because Isaiah was just getting started.

The tractor trailer sitting outside their home was Isaiah's. He bought it the day he was killed.

"When he got this truck and brought it here, he was excited to show it off to his friends. Many laughed because this not a new truck, but it was new to him."

Now the truck sits idle, a constant reminder of their loss.

"Seeing the truck lets me know that hard does pay off. You may not get the new thing but at least you've worked toward your goal."

Until police arrest someone, Lisa Boyd worries she won't have a future.

If you know who killed Isaiah Mcknight or have any information will help police please call Metro Crimestoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

To honor his memory, the family has set up a scholarship to support his passion for the trucking industry. It's called the "Isaiah Truckerboy Scholarship.

For more information you can contact New Elizabeth Baptist Church 410-542-6322.