What to Know
On July 4, 2008, University of Miami student Edward Pieron was killed the day after his 21st birthday.
His killer is still on the run 10 years after Pieron was found stabbed to death in his Miami-Dade home.
Detectives collected bloody footprints throughout Pieron's house, which may help advance the cold case.
On July 4, 2008, University of Miami student Edward Pieron celebrated his 21st birthday. One day later, he was killed inside the same home where he hosted his birthday party.
"He was very outgoing. He loved to be around people," said Pamela Bailey, Pieron's mother.
Surveillance cameras at a nearby CVS Pharmacy captured the UM student buying beer and wine about two hours before he was stabbed to death. Pieron's mother described the murder as evil and calculating.
"He was my only child and, you know, just all of a sudden the whole future that I had envisioned having to do with him – it just disappeared in an instant," said Bailey.
According to detectives, Pieron's girlfriend found him covered in a pool of blood in the living room of a home he rented near Southwest 62nd Place and 80th Street in south Miami-Dade. She asked neighbors for help and once the police responded they got a hold of a crucial piece of evidence.
"We noticed that there were bloody shoe impressions throughout the house which we were able to collect,” said Miami-Dade Police Department Sgt. Michael Scott.
A crime lab analysis revealed the killer was wearing Puma sneakers, possibly the Voltaic model. Police said the person ransacked Pieron's home and stole money and a safe.
"It appears that this was a home invasion robbery, possibly by someone that Eddie knew," said Scott.
Ten years after his death, the killer remains on the run. However, detectives and family members have not concluded their search for justice.
“No reason could be good enough to take a young man's life and absolutely devastate his parents and his friends," said Bailey.
If you have any information you can remain anonymous by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. You may be eligible for a reward up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.