• Mother looks to social media to find daughter's killer


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A DeKalb County mother says she grieves for everything her 18-year-old daughter will not experience after her daughter was slain one year ago.

    "I think about all the things she never had a chance to do. She never had her first apartment, she never got to go to college, and she never got to travel the world," said Flora Malone about her daughter, Vanessa.

    Vanessa Malone, known to many as "Honey," was killed last Oct. 23 of last year.

    The 18-year-old who dreamed of traveling the world and becoming a makeup artist was shot two times in the Hampton Village Apartments in nearby Stone Mountain.

    Malone said investigators said her daughter was robbed in an apartment where Malone knew people.

    "The people in the apartment claim she walked in on a robbery and they got tied up, all being adults, and then they shot the 18-year-old teenage girl. It makes no sense," Malone said.

    The police said anywhere from three to six people may have been involved in the crime.

    Vanessa Malone's older sister, Cassaundra Pierce, is heartbroken by the death.

    "The hardest part, of course, is knowing she's gone. But the worse part of that is my mom is hurt and I can't do anything about it," said Pierce.

    A Facebook page has been set up in Vanessa Malone's memory. The family is hoping it might bring in any information to solve the case.

    The family can't believe whoever is responsible is still on the loose. They are asking people who know anything about that night in the apartment to contact authorities.

    "The fact they that they're still roaming the streets still about to talk , laugh doing whatever they want to do is really putting a toll on us because it's been a year," Pierce said.

    "Please turn them in. (It) makes no sense not to. If you can kill an 18-year-old, 100-pound girl, who is next?" said Flora Malone

    Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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