No Answers to Year-Old Murder

An Omaha woman is still feeling the pain caused by a year-old gunshot that took the life of her young daughter. She's looking for answers but there are few.

It was about one year ago when someone fired shots into a home near 42nd and Browne. When the smoke cleared, a young lady with a very bright future was dead.

Tre'Veona Smith was only 18-years-old. She was in her great grandmother’s house; asleep when the bullet killed her.

The deadly shooting is a nightmare that her mother, Delgracious Smith, has yet to recover from, “and it’s hard for me. At times, I find myself at work or in the shower crying. At work, I'm crying,” she said. “It’s hard for me still ‘cause it’s still fresh to me.”

Mrs. Smith says police need more evidence to figure out exactly what happened that night last December. Right now she’s put that in the hands of a higher power.

“Somebody knows something but nobody's saying anything. But, you know what? God knows it all, so that’s who I left it up to.”

All Mrs. Smith has are memories of her daughter: old pictures; her high school diploma. The past year has been hard on her family.

She said, “My baby got killed December ninth and then on top of that I lose my mama six months after that on Mother’s Day.”

One year later, the house where Tre'Veona was killed, sits empty and her mother holds on tight to what’s left of her family, still searching for answers.

Anyone with any information on the killing of Northwest High School student Tre'Veona Smith is asked to call police. The number is 444-7867.

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