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Sister hopes for answers in sibling's murder

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Maresha Maresha
On May 9 Donesha McStoots, 21, was found shot near Knob Creek Gun Range in Bullitt County. On May 9 Donesha McStoots, 21, was found shot near Knob Creek Gun Range in Bullitt County.
Donesha McStoots Donesha McStoots

BULLITT COUNTY, KY  (WAVE) - A sister in left in shambles as she searches for answers to help find her sibling's killer.

On May 9, Donesha McStoots, 21, was found shot near Knob Creek Gun Range in Bullitt County. Kenny Sumner, the owner of the gun range, said he was closing up when he heard four loud, quick gunshots near the entrance of his business. He thought it was someone trespassing but when he went to check it out, when he found McStoots struggling along the gravel, bleeding and barely clothed. 

He scooped her up, called 911 and took her to Southwest Hospital, but McStoots was pronounced dead shortly after they arrived. 

So far police have not named any suspects.

"Whoever it was, I just want to know why, why they had to take her, I don't know," McStoots sister, Maresha, said Tuesday.

The pain of losing her older sister is too much for Maresha to bear.

"I don't know how to move on from this point," she said.

Detectives have confirmed they now have good leads and new physical evidence, though they did not specify what information they had.

"It's still kind of hard to process that somebody shot her to begin with," her sister said. "She wasn't a bad person. She didn't deserve that at all."

The sisters were just nine months and one day apart in age. Maresha shared pictures of their youth including a trip to New York, pictures of them playing with dolls and one of the day McStoots become an aunt.

"I know she would want me to be strong for my kids, she loved them so much," Maresha said.

McStoots had gotten misdemeanors before, such as public intoxication. She didn't hold a steady job.

Maresha would always keep tabs on her but said this time she has no idea who she was with or where she was going.

"It's like I can't stop talking to her, every time I close my eyes, I see her," she said. "There's so much stuff that's left unsaid that I can never say to her. I'll never be able to hold her hand again. I'll never be able to hug her again."

The Bullitt County Sheriff's office is still asking for people to tell them if they know or saw anything. If you have any information you are asked to call them at (502) 543-2514.

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