Grieving Mother Pleads for Help to Find Son's Killer

A grieving mother pleaded Friday for help to find the driver who killed her son then burned the van involved to cover up the crime.

William McGill was riding his bike in Inglewood when he was struck and killed Thursday night.

"Where do I go from here?" said his mother, Jesgena al-Uqdah. "To put my baby down in the ground? Where do I go from here?"

Her son was the youngest of three and had just celebrated his 20th birthday on Saturday. He dreamed of joining the U.S. Coast Guard.

A van struck him on Crenshaw Boulevard and 109th Street around 2:30 a.m. The driver took off. Police found the van nearby, but it was on fire. It had damage consistent with hitting a bicycle.

"You've killed my child," his mother said. "You've killed my baby boy. You need to turn yourself in. Your time will come."

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