Shanda Hollis said she and her family can't live in the place they called home for 11 years after her daughter, Tiphne, was shot and killed six months ago.
Shanda said she has not touched anything in her daughter's bedroom since the 16-year-old's death until Wednesday.
She said so much of what there is to learn about her daughter is in her bedroom.
Shanda described everything from her daughter's toothbrush, photos and the clothes in her closet, none of which has been moved since Tiphne was killed March 20 while sitting in a car with friends on Calvin Street on the Westside.
Tiphne shared the room with her younger sister, her mom said, but from the night she died, it became too difficult for Tiphne's sister to live in the room without her.
"She misses having her so much," Shanda said. "One of her best friends was her sister. They did everything together."
Just being in her daughter's room proved to be too emotional for Shanda, who left the room in tears during an interview.
"I've got to go on because I want to see justice for my baby," she said.
No matter how hard walking into her daughter's bedroom is, Shanda said she'll keep fighting until her daughter's killer is found.
"It's hard," she said. "With the grace of God, that's the only way I'm making it."
If you have any information about Tiphne's killing, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.