$100,000 reward offered for information on Quanita ‘Tay’ Jackson murder near 3rd anniversary

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – This weekend will mark three years since a young woman peace activist was killed in Milwaukee, and there is still a $100,000 reward for information leading to her arrest. assassin.

We spoke to Quanita Jackson’s mother, Barbara Thomas, who spoke about the last time she spoke to her daughter three years ago.

“The fact that I didn’t get a chance to tell her what I wanted to tell her, I feel like that would have saved her for another day or two. It bothers me. When I I called, it was 6:18 to be exact, like two hours before she died. I called her to ask for a simple charger because she is known to take my charger. That was the last thing that happened. said between me and my daughter.

Barbara Thomas says she wanted to tell her daughter not to go to the park that day but hesitated. She took a nap after the third shift and when she woke up, Quanita was gone.

Quanita “Tay” Jackson was 20 when she was shot and killed near Moody Park on August 25, 2019.

Detectives say she was killed when two cars were shooting at each other and she was caught in the crossfire. Since then, they’ve had plenty of leads, but they need a specific anonymous tip as to who exactly fired those shots.

“I just feel like if you know something, say something,” Thomas said. “It’s no snitch if you’re not part of the problem. I hope I live to see the day I get justice for my daughter.”

The day before she died, she helped organize a basketball tournament in Moody Park, all in an effort to keep street kids away from a death like hers.

This is why every year, members of the community organize “Tay Day”. This year, the parks will host a 3-on-3 tournament at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center on August 20-21. There will also be a dunk contest and prizes. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 20 and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 21.


There is always a $100,000 reward in this case. Anyone who calls Milwaukee Crime Stoppers with a tip that leads to an arrest receives that money. The police need to know who pulled the trigger.

When you call 414-224-TIPS, there is no way to trace your number or your identity. There is also an app called P3Tips that you can use to submit anonymous information.

Mark M. Gagnon