Mysterious death leaves child motherless

Leticia Moore-Jackson holds a photo of her niece, Demika Moore, who was found dead in St. Albans in July 2010. Photo by Christina Santucci
By Ivan Pereira and Christina Santucci

Relatives of Demika Moore worry that her young daughter will never know who killed her or why she was taken away.

Moore, a lifelong Jamaica resident, was found murdered last summer, and many of the details surrounding her death remain a mystery to her family.

“Zoe's going to grow up one day and ask what happened to her mother, and I hope to be able to have some better answers than what I have now,” Leticia Moore-Jackson, the victim's aunt, said about Moore's 4-year-old girl.

Read full story and watch an audio slideshow about Demika Moore at www.timesledger.com/shotsinthedark.

More from Around New York