Rita Licari regularly visits Our Angel of Hope Children's Memorial in Virginia, where her son Scott Christensen has a plaque in his memory.
"It's important," says Licari, "you have somewhere to go... think...feel close."
Investigations into Christensen's death have so far come up empty, which makes Licari's situation even more difficult.
One year ago, the 24-year-old was found dead on the side of Highway 100, in Aurora. It is suspected that Christensen was hit by a vehicle, but authorities were unable to identify a suspect.
"Losing a child in itself is hard enough, but losing one that's just ripped away from you is even harder," says Licari, "especially if you don't have answers."
Despite a year without answers, Licari has not given up hope.
She has raised over two thousand dollars to serve as a reward for anyone with information about what happened the night her son died.
"We're never going to know all answers, but it would definitely help," says Licari, holding in tears, "We could start healing."
She hopes that a reward will be enough for someone to shed some light on the case, and she stresses that she's just looking to heal.
"If anybody does know anything please come forward, please let them know what you know. We're not looking out for blood," stresses Licari. "We're just wanting to get some closure."
Licari is hoping she can increase her reward to closer to five thousand dollars.
She is hosting a bingo fundraiser on October 28th at the Aurora Legion from 4pm to 8pm.