Murder victim's 4th birthday remembered - KCTV5

Murder victim's 4th birthday remembered

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

She was just weeks from her 4th birthday when Damiah White was slain inside her home along with her mother.

As the search for their killer continues, family, friends and supporters held a celebration of Damiah's life at Blue Hills Park near where the little girl, her mother and baby brother lived.

In late August, Damiah and her mother, Myeisha Turner were found dead inside their new home at 55th Street and Wabash Avenue. Turner's 11-month-old son, Denim White, was found traumatized and wandering among the bodies.

Denim is now in the care of his father.

The AdHoc Group Against Crime sponsored Wednesday's event. The hope is to prompt someone who might know something to come forward "to capture the baby killer that is running loose in our community," as well as honor Damiah's memory.

Elected officials, community organizers and family members have pleaded for help in finding the killer.

"We care. We are concerned. We need somebody to come forward with answers. We want justice to be served," said Kevin Turner, whose niece and great-niece were killed.

Det. Alane Booth still has trouble shaking the image Damiah lying dead after someone killed her along with her mother.

"On Aug. 23 when I stood over this baby girl in her home and looked over her lifeless body, I said to myself, 'there will be people lining up downtown to talk to be about this.' There is no way they will find a baby girl is dead inside this home and not line up to talk to me about this," Booth said.

Myeisha's uncle said losing two loved ones is hard enough, but the fact that their killer is still out there is unbearable.

"We are demanding answers. We need somebody to come forward with answers. We need them to come quick. This family is on pins and needles," he said.

Booth said, unfortunately, this is all too common. Those that know something just don't speak out.

A fund for Denim has been created. Donations can be made in the name of Denim White at any area Arvest bank.

If you have any information on the slayings, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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