ST. LOUIS ( -- Three months after her daughter's death, a St. Louis mother is left with more questions than answers after a cryptic letter appears in her mail box.

Marcia Brown was killed in May in the 2700 block of N Grand. In late June, St. Louis Metropolitan police released surveillance video of four people wanted for questioning in Brown’s killing.

Her mother, Yulonda Brown, is hoping someone breaks the code of silence and comes forward with information. Brown said she recently received a cryptic note saying her daughter wasn't the intended target of the shooting. 

"When I saw that letter, the first thing that jumped out to me was 'Urgent Marcia' at the bottom," she said. 

The letter was typed in a 'ransom' font and listed possible suspects.

"We have got to get out the mentality that this is snitching," said Brown. “We can’t even really grieve until we know that all these individuals have been caught.”

Surveillance video from a gas station shows four people who police believe were with Raymond House who fired shots into the car Marcia Brown was in.

House has been arrested since the initial shooting.

“He was captured in under 24 hours after killing my daughter trying to flee to Memphis,” Brown said.

Yulonda Brown said her daughter was riding around with her boyfriend that night. Officials said the people were with House when he fired shots into the car Brown was in.

“They were just passing a gas station from where these people were at,” she said.

Brown said police suspected road rage as a possible motive at first.

“They were engaged in a high speed pursuit chasing my daughter and her boyfriend, and then all of a sudden before he knew it, they had sped up so fast and came on the side of them and unloaded over 18 rounds,” she said.

Brown said because of the number of shots fired she doesn’t think it was road rage.

“It’s not road rage, they were just picked, they were picked,” Brown said.

She said now she’s focused on getting justice for her daughter.

Less than a week after the shooting, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged House in relation to the fatal shooting. The 35-year-old was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314- 444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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