Reward fund set up for double murder of mother, daughter
7:38 PM, Dec 18, 2013
4:25 AM, Dec 19, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ad-Hoc announced a new reward fund Wednesday they hope will bring closure to a family and community after the August murder of Myeisha Turner and her three-year-old daughter Damiah White.
The sole survivor in the August 23 attack was Denim White, the 11-month-old son who was found in the house with his mother and sister unharmed.
"The community knows--the streets talk so we should be willing to put this heinous individual behind bars. They should not continue to walk our streets," Bryan Dial, the executive director of Ad-Hoc said.
There was a moving funeral service for both mother and daughter and in the days and weeks that followed pleas from police and family echoed across the community, looking for any information regarding the killer.
"We just want somebody to come forward and bring this perpetrator to justice," Kevin Turner, the victim's uncle said.
So far, those pleas have fallen on deaf ears. There have been few leads as to who killed Turner and White. Ad-hoc has now established a reward fund.
"If it's going to take money for somebody to come forward and say what they know then we want to make sure that we've exhausted that avenue," Dial said.
Donations for the fund can be made at any U.S. bank in Kansas City. The organization is starting with $2,000. They hope that the money will generate community awareness as well as help place billboards across the Kansas City Metro.
"There's an empty seat in the White home and in the Turner home and there should be one in the murderer's home as well, we need to get them off the street," Dial said.
The organization gave Denim the surviving child his Christmas presents.