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Family seeks 43-year-old Detroit mother's killer

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DETROIT – Shantell Carrington was at Delores Bennett Park at Brush and Smith with her boyfriend and another couple on her birthday last June.

She got sick, went back a car to rest and vanished.

More than a month later she was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest near an abandoned house at Alexandrine and Chene. The killer is still on the run.

"My niece was not a bag of trash. For her to be thrown away as such is not acceptable," said her aunt, Janice Teamer.

The 43-year-old was a loving mother to three children.
"Her son had just turned 18 years old, just graduated high school. He needed his mother," said Teamer.

Her family says she had no enemies.

They want to know what happened after she went back to her car and who took her way from them. They're hoping reward money will help get justice for Carrington.

"So for someone to do this and leave her out there is not right. We need closure to this. We need to know what happened," said her sister, Carol Grimes.

Anyone with information on this murder needs to call Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP. A $2,500 reward is being offered to anyone with information which leads to an arrest.

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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