"She really thought she was out here with people she can trust that care about her like she cared about them," the grieving mother said.
The mom of a missing Ohio teen could not put her heart to rest when she found out that her daughter was shot dead. A 15-year-old girl was found fatally shot in an alley in Toledo, Ohio, and her mother is calling for justice now, per PEOPLE. According to WTVG, Toldeo Police Department officers received information on January 9, that DeAsia Green, a freshman at Start High School, has been shot. Officers found this missing girl dead in an alley in the 1300 block of Page.
Police said that they are investigating the matter as a homicide and have not identified any suspects. Police say DeAsia was last seen at her home on December 31. Her family has said they planned to pick her up at a friend's house on January 3, but when they went there, DeAsia wasn't there. In the period that DeAsia was missing, the family said they exchanged text messages with her but didn't have contact with her on the phone.
Teen Runaway DeAsia Green Found Fatally Shot In Alley In Suspected Homicide pic.twitter.com/2fno4prFc6— True Crime Updates (@TrueCrimeUpdat) January 14, 2023
Toledo police Sgt. Mike Kurjan said DeAsia had run away in the past and called her "a habitual runaway", but her family contacted the police and "had some intuition that this was a little different than previously." DeAsia was a freshman at Toledo's Start High School, WTVG reports. In 2010, her father, DeAndre Green, was the victim of a homicide that still remains unsolved.
RIGHT NOW: A vigil for 15-year-old DeAsia Green is beginning.— Caylee Kirby (@caylee_kirby) January 10, 2023
Her mother and stepfather say this shouldn’t have happened and are calling on people to come forward and find her killer.
She was found dead in an alley Monday afternoon.
The full story at 11 on @WTOL11Toledo pic.twitter.com/MmalUFMbwO
In a Facebook post, her mother, TeeTee Means, wrote, "Every time I try rest my heart gets weaker!! Knowing that I couldn’t help you, baby, knowing that someone that you may have being trusting left your just laying there alone baby My baby hated being alone how tough she thought she was my baby was so scary fr!! My daughter ain’t just taking off alone ever if she’s walking running anything it was always cause she with someone or someone wanna her come..Idc idc I know my baby..And she really thought she was out here with people she can trust that care about her like she cared about them."
TeeTee also recalled her husband's death in the post and wrote, "baby your daddy was killed and we left still wonder praying hoping for justice these streets don’t love nobody DeAsia they hurting kids stink people burying they babies!! She always say mom stop thinking the worse Y’all really took my baby from Her siblings she was they everything."
Emotions were high on Tuesday in north Toledo when nearly 100 people gathered to remember DeAsia Green, the missing 15-year-old whose body was found in north Toledo Monday. https://t.co/Bp84PdA977— WTOL 11 (@WTOL11Toledo) January 11, 2023
In another post, Means wrote, "Please I need justice for my baby." At a vigil for her daughter, Means told WTOP, "This is a wakeup call. You can't do this, like, — these guns. You all have to put them down." She added, "All this senseless, nonsense killing. For no reason, and it's all kids."
Cover Image Source: Facebook | TeeTee Means