Monday, June 25, 2001

NEWS - Zoo shooting still unsolved

Zoo shooting still unsolved
Grand Rapids Press, The (MI)
Monday, June 25, 2001
Author: The Associated Press

LANSING -- The city zoo remained closed through the weekend while police investigated a shooting that killed a 41-year-old woman.

Lansing Police Lt. Raymond Hall said police have no one in custody, and don't know where the shot that struck Bernita White came from as she walked with her daughter Saturday.

Police have interviewed at least a dozen of White 's acquaintances, and her husband, who is a state police trooper. But investigators haven't been able to focus on any leads, Hall said.

"We're considering anyone who knew our victim to be a suspect," he said. "We've eliminated no one."

Along with her husband, White is survived by two daughters.

Officials had hoped to reopen the park and zoo Sunday. But state police crime investigators needed an extra day to search for any evidence that could help pinpoint where a gunman may have stood.

The park and zoo are expected to reopen today.

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