Family searches for answers 4 years after student’s death

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LOVELAND, Colo. -- A Loveland family wants answers about the unexpected and unexplained death of a popular student and star athlete.

Donald Decker was found dead in a Loveland home on July 6, 2008. Four years later, his family still doesn’t know how he died or why someone would hurt him.

 “He was found in a home in south east Loveland, in a place he'd never been before. We really don't know. That's the part that rips you apart,” his father, Phil Decker told FOX 31 Denver.

Investigators with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office say they’ve never given up trying to solve Donald’s case. They just need someone to come forward with information that could help.

 “Anybody that was around or knows something that happened that night, if they see a reward now offered…and say something to get this solved and get closure for Donald,” said Donald’s sister, Jennifer.

“We just hope they have it in their heart to do the right thing, for Donald,” said mother Debbie. “Donald had such a precious young life. He had so much promise. And it was cut extremely short. We just need answers as a family. We need answers for Donald. We need to be Donald’s voice at this point.”

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information which leads to the successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for his death. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Sergeant John Feyen at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-498-5178 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and be eligible for the cash reward.

The family has set up a Facebook page to remember Donald and to help spread their message.!/profile.php?id=100003121994676