Police Search For Clues In Murder Of Mother And Daughter

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Both Baltimore County and Baltimore City police are trying to track down the person who murdered a mother and her young daughter.

WJZ has learned the woman was under witness protection, but that may not be the motive.

Kelly McPherson has reaction from the woman’s family.

A mother and her 4-year-old daughter have been murdered. They were found in their temporary apartment in Parkville Monday afternoon.

“We can’t for the life of us figure out who would want to do anything to them this terrible,” said a member of the victim’s family.

The family of Alicia Avery, 25, and her little girl, Darry’el Parker are asking for justice.

The two were living in Baltimore County under the Witness Protection Program. Avery was helping city police in an on-going murder investigation.

“Again the system has let us down.  They were supposed to protect them and they didn’t. And now two lovely people are gone.  And it’s really hurting our family, having a large impact on our family,” said a family member.

“If you knew them you couldn’t do anything but love them,” said another.

WJZ found Baltimore City and County police officers working together, looking for evidence in the double homicide investigation.

Their bodies were discovered after family and friends hadn’t heard from them in a few days. Police are not saying how the two were killed.

“She can never be replaced.  She’s a precious little child that can never be replaced,” said a family member about Darry’el.

City police say the case that Avery was cooperating with was not one that was going to trial anytime soon. They say they have no motive and no suspects in the case. Anyone with information on this domestic homicide is asked to call Baltimore County police.


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