Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This shrine to Ebony and Delores DeWitt, slain mother and daughter, is in the front yard of 9704 Cedarhollow Lane Largo MD, a quiet, well-kept suburban neighborhood. Their charred bodies were discovered in the remains of a burning car reported stolen from a nearby home.
The DeWitt's are the second grown mother-daughter pair to be murdered in this neighborhoood recently.
In January, Karen and Karissa Lofton were found shot in their home about half a mile away. According to the PG Gazette, this has "prompted police to assign more than two dozen investigators to those cases.
Connected or not, detectives say each set of killings is baffling in its own right. The absence of an obvious suspect or motive - an angry ex-boyfriend, a drug deal gone bad -- has made the slayings more unsettling for residents than any in years in Prince George's."
I was given permission by the family to photograph the shrine. They looked deeply mournful. I pray they get some answers, and some peace.
Posted by Lloyd at 8:56 AM