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Families of three women killed escaping home invasion offer plea to community

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Crowd gathers at a vigil for the three woman killed escaping a home invasion (Credit: KMOV) Crowd gathers at a vigil for the three woman killed escaping a home invasion (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Friends and family of the three women gunned down and killed last December while they attempted to escape their North City home joined forces attempting to get answers more than a month later.

St. Louis Police say 24-year-old Dominique Lewis, 25-year-old Reeba Moore and 24-year-old Chanice White were inside the home family members say Moore and Lewis lived during what appears to be a targeted home invasion.


Read: Police ID women found dead in car after trying to escape North City home invasion


The three got out got inside Moore’s car, but were gunned down and killed before the escaped.

“You would never imagine this in a million years happening to them,” said Danyelle Lewis, whose sister was among the three killed.

She says Lewis was set to become a high school teacher next year.

“It’s nothing you can deal with when you just don’t know what happened,” she said, “why it happened.”

Moore, her roommate, was planning on heading back to school.

“It still does not feel real,” said Marva Moore, Moore’s sister, “every day you wake up and you just think about your sister and what happened and what could have changed and what could have been different.”

The families joined friends, community leaders and even some police on Saturday afternoon to pass out fliers around the neighborhood where the three were killed, urging people to step forward if they have information about the case.

Investigators told the family while they have leads, they’re having trouble getting people to talk about what they know.

Police have yet to name any suspects.

One investigator assured the family they aren’t giving up, saying this case is personal and while all of the  cases he works on are important, this one bothers him the most.

“It’s frustrating. it’s disheartening,” said Moore, “it’s just unimaginable.”

Yelling out “We want justice,” more than a dozen people walked along the block were the women were killed, holding Moore’s picture then stopping to say several prayers.

The families set up a GoFundMe account to raise money specifically to add toward the Crime Stoppers award currently set at $15,000.

They hope a bigger amount will encourage someone to help police find their loved ones killer.

“We don’t want answers ,” said Shantai Wadley, Moore’s sister, “we’re pleading for information that will lead to the capture and conviction of these perpetrators.”

Police ask anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477). 

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