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Community walk seeks answers to homicide, fire

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Vernice Aniton (Source: family photo) Vernice Aniton (Source: family photo)
Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott and officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department walked the streets Monday night to let neighbors know they're working to solve the crime and keep the streets safe. Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott and officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department walked the streets Monday night to let neighbors know they're working to solve the crime and keep the streets safe.
Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A community group is trying to help find answers about a woman's murder and the fire police say was set after she was killed.

The body of Vernice Aniton, 64, was found in the rubble of the fire along Cypress Street March 3. Days later, investigators determined the fire was no accident. Police said it was meant to cover up the murder of Aniton, who the coroner said was killed before the fire was set.

Aniton's brother is still trying to get over his sister's loss.

"It's sad. It's just really sad. It's something that's hard to take," said Darrell Aniton, "but as a family, we're going to have to deal with (it)."

Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott and officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department walked the streets Monday night to let neighbors know they're working to solve the crime and keep the streets safe.

"People live around it, they wonder what's going on, they want to know if there's a suspect that's been caught, and what are the next steps and our job is just to alleviate any fears that people have," Scott said.

Another goal of the walk was to be proactive against any future crime.

"It's also an opportunity for folks to know that the police department is here and that they are truly are protecting and serving and are listening to concerns of residents, and neighbors are sharing tips like how to keep yourself safe from a burglary," Scott said.

Police said they were working on information about a possible suspect in the fire on Cypress Street, but investigators still need the public's help. Anyone with any information is asked to call or text the LMPD anonymous police tip line at 574-5672.

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