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Teen Honored for His Life-Saving Gifts

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LAS VEGAS -- It has been five years since 16-year-old Aric Brill lost his life and still police are no closer to solving his killing.

Brill may have lost his life on Feb. 21, 2009, but his death has saved six lives because he was a registered organ donor.

University Medical Center and the Nevada Donor Network unveiled a special quilt in Brill's memory on Friday. All who enter UMC's Center for Transplantation will see a glimpse of Brill's life woven into a quil made by his mother, Karen Brill.

She said, as a 15-year-old, Aric made the decision to save someone else's life in the event of his death.

"He didn't need to think about it. He immediately knew he wanted to be an organ donor, He said, 'If I can't use my organs anymore, I want somebody else to have them.'"

Weeks later, Aric was gunned down while he was at a party. He saved six people, including a heart recipient who Karen first met in 2010.

"That really demonstrates the type of person Aric was and the hero that he was even before he knew that he could be a hero," said Joseph Ferreira with the Nevada Donor Network.

Meanwhile, Metro Police continue to investigate what happened five years ago.

"There was a lot of text messaging going on. They call it text blasting and these texts blasts are sent out to people that the person for who the party was intended doesn't even know that," said Lt. Ray Steiber, Metro Police.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

"Is there somebody out there that knows who these individuals were, out in front of this residence, waiting to commit a crime on suspecting victim?"

Karen's new mission is to promote life, but she won't rest until there's justice in her son's death. 

"I will not take my last breath on this earth without them going to prison for what they did."

If you have any information on who killed Aric Brill, you can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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