Police Looking For Killer Of Woman Found Dead In Home
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than a month ago a woman was shot to death inside her home in Hermitage. Police are looking for witnesses or anyone who may have information about the crime.
On Monday February 9 a family friend found the body of 24-year-old Melissa Ramirez. Her friend found Melissa's front door open at 4120 Hunting Drive in Hermitage, and she lying on the floor shot to death.
"We haven't been able to determine a motive yet, numerous leads that we've been investigating. She has had ties to different major cities in the U.S. She has ties to a local gang in town," said Metro police officer Gregg Jennings.
Police said Ramirez has had relationships with members of the Brown Pride gang. Investigators do not know if her ties to the gang had anything to do with her death.
They do know the gang tie has not helped the investigation because some people are afraid to talk about what happened.
"It's important to get this killer off the streets due to the fact that numerous shots were fired in a neighborhood," said Jennings.
The houses are close to each other, and the rounds of gunfire went through the walls of the duplex and were recovered at a nearby home.
Police would like to have more information about Melissa. They know she travelled a lot between Nashville and Houston.
"We need as much information on Melissa Ramirez habits, her where-abouts, her recent travels," said Jennings.
If you have information that can help solve the murder of Melissa Ramirez call Crime Stoppers at 74-Crime. Information leading to an arrest and prosecution in this case could be worth up to $1,000.