Woman loses 2nd daughter to murder

June 8, 2009 2:55:38 PM PDT
A mother in Wilmington, Delaware is mourning her second murdered daughter.Louise Jefferson fought back tears and clutched a picture of daughter Salema, who was 33 years old. She was shot to death over the weekend, leaving behind three children.

As it turns out, Louise's other daughter was murdered 28 years ago.

"I just want to thank everybody and all the support I have, because if it wasn't for everybody, and all you people, I wouldn't know what to do," Jefferson said.

Salema Jefferson was found approximately 8:40 a.m. Saturday morning, when a jogger passed by a car in the area of 41st and Tatnall Street.

The jogger noticed Salema in the car slumped over the steering wheel. After trying to awaken her, the jogger noticed blood on the woman and in the vehicle.

Officers were called in and observed that Salema Jefferson had been shot in the upper body was unresponsive. Arriving paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. The victim had sustained more than one gunshot wound to the upper body.

The vehicle, a Cadillac SUV, is registered to Jefferson.

Wilmington Police are asking anyone who may have seen the victim and / or her vehicle Friday night or early Saturday or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Brock at 576-3624 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

"I never had any justice for my first daughter. I just want some kind of closure on this one," Louise Jefferson said.

In another cruel twist, Salema Jefferson's oldest son lost his father to violence, too.

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