The lack of immediate answers in the case of slain 13-year-old Monae Turnage has left the community in limbo, Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke
"I understand the protocols, but this family, and this city, needs to know what happened here," said Clarke, who represents the area where Monae's body was found Sunday buried under trash bags. "The image of this baby who went to roller skate and ended up lying in a back yard covered in trash is not soon an image we will recover from in this city."
Baltimore police have said little publicly since sources revealed that the .22-caliber rifle used in the killing was found in the car of an off-duty officer. Identified by law enforcement sources as 32-year-old John A. Ward, the officer has been suspended while his conduct in the aftermath of the shooting is under investigation. He has not been charged with any crime.