Loved ones remember Tiphne Hollis six years later
Teen was shot and killed in drive-by in 2010
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The loved ones of 16-year-old Tiphne Hollis walked a neighborhood on Sunday in search of answers and to keep the case alive, six years to the day after she was shot and killed in a drive-by.
Hollis was killed while riding in a car with her cousins at the intersection of Calvin and Belfort Streets on March 20, 2010.
Her family and friends have sworn they will not stop searching for whomever shot her.
Hollis' mother, Shanda Whitaker-Ward, said she's found forgiveness because that's what her daughter would want, but she still endures very dark days.
"I break down all the time," said Whitaker-Ward. "That was my baby. I love her so much. It hurts."
She also said she wants her daughter's legacy to continue and that's why she continues to hold neighborhood walks.
"I want people to understand what I'm doing. I'm standing for an innocent child that's no longer here. I'm her voice. To let people know it can happen to them," said Whitaker-Ward.
The Tiphne Hollis Foundation was established after her death and often holds toy drives to help families in need.
No one has been arrested or charged in Hollis' death.
If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.
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