14-Year-Old's Killer Still at Large

Girl's body found lying near railroad tracks

By Anthony Ponce and Zach Christman
|  Friday, Aug 21, 2009  |  Updated 2:45 PM CDT
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14-Year-Old's Killer Still at Large

Sarina was shot in the head, her body left lying along railroad tracks in Hammond. She would have been a high school fresHman.

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Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a teenager they think may have shot 14-year-old Sarina Tatum Wednesday night.

Sarina was shot in the head, her body left lying along railroad tracks in Hammond.

Sarina may have just broken up with a boyfriend and been involved in some dispute prior to the shooting, or this may have been just a random act of violence, her mother said. She's not sure.

Other family members said there is a lot of gang activity along the street where this happened, but Sarina wasn't involved in any gang.

The teen police are looking for is described as an African American male, 5 feet 2 inches tall, wearing gray shorts and a black-hooded sweatshirt at the time.

If you saw anyone matching this description Wednesday evening, you're asked to call Lt. Michael Jorden, Hammond PD, 219-852-2974.

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