Taylor family demands answers after mother of 2 found dead in Dearborn field

TAYLOR, Mich. – A Taylor family is heartbroken over the death of their 34-year-old daughter, Sherry Ann Kietrys.

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Police found Kietrys unresponsive in a field in the area of Paul Street and the Southfield Freeway around 7:45 Friday morning. 

Cecilia Cummins is in deep grief, after she heard the news that her daughter is dead. 

"Oh my gosh," Cummins said. "It's been devastating and heartbreaking."

Cummins said it's hard to accept the reality of situation.

"I just can't, I can't swallow this. I can't grasp it," Cummins said. "It's not like it's not true. I know my daughter is in Heaven. I know she's not suffering."

That simple fact brings some comfort but her family said it doesn't make sense why anyone will do this to the mother of two.

Sherry Ann Kietrys
Sherry Ann Kietrys

"She came home from work. She took a long bus ride home from downtown Detroit and was let off at Warren Avenue and Southfield Freeway and from there she had to walk a couple of blocks to get home to her children," said Cummins. 

Now they're asking for help.

"We're just asking the community if they know anything to come forth and give us any information. I miss her. I want to touch her face, I want to see her face, her smile," said Lisa Bowers. 

A fundraiser is being held to help the family pay for funeral costs. It will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Knights of Columbus, located at 4381 Larkins St. in Detroit.

You can also donate money here.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dearborn police at 313-943-2241. 

Sherry Ann Kietrys
Sherry Ann Kietrys

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