Family holds fundraiser to bring 2-year-old girl's killer to justice

Family still searching for justice for Laylah
Published: Jul. 8, 2017 at 10:12 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2017 at 6:23 AM CDT
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A participant in Saturday's fundraiser (Source: WMC Action News 5)
A participant in Saturday's fundraiser (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Still searching for justice, a Mid-South mother refuses to give up her fight to find the person who murdered her 2-year-old daughter.

Laylah Washington was hit by a stray bullet while riding in her mothers' car and died a few days later.

Almost a month later, her killer still has not been caught.

"I miss Laylah a lot," her mother, Leslie, said.

Leslie still wants answers in her daughter's death.

"If anyone knows anything about this case, come forward, I mean she was an innocent 2-year-old baby," Leslie said.

Laylah has been laid to rest, but her family and members of the community are still not at peace.

The community and Laylah's family gathered at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street in hopes of raising $100,000.

"We are hoping within the next 30 days, we are able to put the money in place to make the streets talk," radio personality Thaddeus Matthews said.

All of the funds collected will go to CrimeStoppers in hopes of someone coming forward to lead police to Laylah's killer.

"I wish they would come forward and give me some type of closure or justice for Layla," Leslie said.

If you have any information that could lead police to solve 2-year-old Laylah's case, contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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