Eddie Johnson

Family Offers $5K Reward For Info on Dismembered 81-Year-Old's ‘Monstrous' Killer

The pain is still fresh for the family of Thana Muhammad.

The 81-year old Rosemoor woman’s body was discovered dismembered Monday in her home near 100th Street and Forest Avenue.

"We are all broken, we are all broken, no one deserves this," granddaughter Camile Durham said.

Her family gathered with members of the community to offer a $5,000 reward Friday and plead for information about her killer.

"My mother rests in two storage bins because some individual has chosen to act in monstrous ways," daughter Ashanti Chimurenga said. "I cannot stop ever until we resolve this."

Muhammad’s purse and car were stolen after her murder. The silver Honda was recovered Thursday on the West Side. Her family thinks someone may have seen it or the person driving it.

"We need you, if you have any compassion, any humanity, if you know anything--please help us," Durham pleaded.

Police say the killer may have known the victim and cleaned up them home after the murder. They say they're looking at some promising leads.

"My mother was a good, kind, heroic woman who gave back to her community, stayed true to her community," Chimurenga said.

And now her family is calling on that community to come to their aid and bring her killer to justice.

"It is going to be the start of a demand in this community--in our community--that my mother had a right to be safe," Chimurenga said. "And if you know this person, it is your obligation--your moral obligation--to stand up and say 'no.'"

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