‘She Had a Beautiful Spirit': Family of Mother of Six Found Slain, Bound and Gagged Demands Justice

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The household of a South LA pistillate who was recovered bound and gagged successful her flat is asking that a reward beryllium offered to assistance drawback her killer.

Tyesa Harvey said her mother, Fatima Johnson, was doing the champion she could. She went to school. She worked 2 jobs. She was the parent of six children.

She did not merit to die.


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The assemblage of Manchester Square turned retired successful large numbers Monday nighttime for a parent and grandmother, 1 time aft household recovered her assemblage successful her ain apartment. Beverly White reports for NBC4 News astatine 11 p.m. connected July 5, 2021.

"Just due to the fact that my parent was killed astatine 76th and Western successful South LA successful a drug-infested vicinity does not mean she was a atrocious woman," she said.

Johnson, who was 7 years sober, worked successful a nursing location and was studying to beryllium a nurse. Her children recovered her assemblage earlier this month, wrapped successful a broad connected the level of her Manchester Square apartment. She had duct portion astir her rima and her hands were bound.

Although the household says they whitethorn cognize who is liable for their mother's murder, they are asking that a reward beryllium offered for much accusation successful the case.

"Right present my household and I bash not consciousness similar we are getting the aforesaid justness for my mother's execution arsenic if she was recovered anyplace else," Harvey said. "We are asking a reward beryllium enactment out. If this happened anyplace other determination would person been a reward."

Added assemblage activistic Najee Ali: "We person seen excessively galore homicides successful this assemblage of achromatic women murdered, discarded similar their lives meant nothing."

Johnson's girl says her mother's beingness meant everything to everyone who knew her.

"She conscionable had a beauteous spirit," she said. "She had the tone of giving. She gave much of herself than she should have."

Anyone with accusation is urged to telephone LAPD South Bureau Homicide Division detectives Brian Smith oregon Pat Farmer astatine 323-786-5113 oregon telephone 323-786-5067. Anyone wishing to stay anonymous should telephone Crime Stoppers astatine 1-800-222-8477.

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