In 2010, a woman was found dead behind a Florida shopping plaza. Police have yet to find her killer.
On Nov. 6, 2010, a woman was found shot in the head behind a shopping plaza in Orlando. Now, more than 10 years later, police have yet to find her killer.
Around 1 a.m. that fateful date, a thin Black man was seen in his vehicle behind the shopping plaza on 45th Street, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. About a minute later, witnesses heard a shot.
A white sedan was then seen speeding away from the scene.
Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and found Latrisha Wakefield, 29, face down on the ground. She had a 9mm gunshot wound to the head.
Wakefield’s death drew little attention in the days after her killing. A short story appeared in the West Orlando News. At the time, police said they were unsure of the motive for the shooting. Wakefield’s name appeared in other publications, but they were in stories recapping the homicide increase that year. Her case has received little attention at the time and in the years since.
Now, more than 11 years after her murder, the case remains cold.
The FBI has released details on the car seen leaving the scene. The vehicle is a 2000 to 2005 white Chevrolet Impala with no body damage. It had a “police package” that included a spotlight, dark-tinted windows and black tires. A red or pink accessory was attached to the dashboard.
Anyone with information on Wakefield’s murder is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 423-8477. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered in the case.
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