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Justice for Jerrica: Family wants answers after young mother’s death

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Wearing a t-shirt with her friend’s face, Trisha Dunlap is demanding answers.  Jerrica Johnson was found dead in her home on Spann Avenue Friday morning.

The 24-year-old appeared to have been shot in the hip.  Her six-year-old daughter was in the next room, according to the police report.

“It’s so unreal. How could you really do a person like that?” said Dunlap. “It’s been very, very difficult.  Just a lot of why’s.  A whole lot of why’s.”

Police are still searching for clues about who could have killed Johnson. Trisha said it appeared there was no forced entry into Jerrica’s home.

“It’s just a real big shock to everybody. It had to be someone she knew — somebody she knew close and comfortable enough to let in the house.”

Jerrica is a young mother of three. Loved ones describe her as a shy, but wonderful person with a beautiful smile. She was an even better mother.

“Her smile. She was very loving, very giving. If she had it, you had it,” said Dunlap.

Trisha will keep wearing the t-shirt to keep the memory of her friend close, as Jerrica’s family demands justice.

“We need this. Jerrica needs this. She doesn’t deserve to die in vain.”

If you know anything about this incident, you can make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.