February 22, 2024


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Woman and two kids murdered inside a south St. Louis property

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – 1st responders had been known as to the 4100 block of South Grand at all around 7:00 am Thursday to look into a report of a taking pictures.

They discovered the bodies of a lady in her 30s and two young children. The women ended up close to 7 and 1-yr-old. Chief John Hayden says the scene inside of the creating is, “disturbing.”

On Thursday afternoon, the St. Louis Metropolitan Section mentioned a 34-year-outdated man has been taken into custody.

Law enforcement say that this is not a murder-suicide. They are investigating it as a homicide.

Right after the suspect was taken into custody, FOX 2 talked with the victims’ household, who feel the suspect in custody understood the victims.

Loved ones customers determine the victims as 30-year-outdated Kanisha Hemphill, 7-year-previous Journey Walker, and just one-12 months-outdated Jakari Walker. They inform us Kanisha was happy, pleasurable-loving, and a wonderful mom when the kids have been lovely. 

All experienced been shot and were pronounced dead at the scene on South Grand Boulevard in the vicinity of Meramec avenue. 

Across the road from the property are a several enterprises and a bank. Kanisha’s sister Andrea claimed right away immediately after noticing this was a homicide police went to all of those businesses including the bank to gather surveillance footage.

She also claims the neighbors have a ring doorbell digital camera with feasible proof. They are inquiring the realtor for that footage. 

Andrea said her sister and nieces have been all shot in the bed room. The room now loaded with blood is an image she just can’t get out of her head.  

“What I just saw is what you see in the videos, like they have been laying down in the mattress and he straight shot them,” Andrea mentioned.   

Law enforcement aren’t declaring if they have a motive for the capturing. Andrea states the relatives believes this stems from a domestic problem.  

Andrea also reported Kanisha’s gun and phone ended up missing from the property. 

Do you have a lot more information? Contact police at 911. You can also send an anonymous tip and be qualified for a reward by calling CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

Correction: An first headline in this report mentioned that the shooting happened near Carondelet Park. The shooting happened in the Dutchtown community.