Family asks for answers to death of young woman near Sherman Park

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Months after graduating from high school in Milwaukee, a young woman was shot and killed near Sherman Park. Her family is now begging the community to drop the “no cookie code” and help them find her killer.

“Cynthia was adorable. She was so excited when she graduated from high school that she wanted to go to college. She had plans,” said Cynthia Lemon’s aunt Stephanie Saulisberry. “She wanted to do day care, nursing, whatever.”

Plans were cut short for 18-year-old Cynthia Lemon on August 23 when she was shot near the 45th and Locust. His body was left lying in the front yard of a house.

“She didn’t deserve this. It hurts so much to lose Cynthia,” Saulisberry said.

Lemon’s aunt, Stephanie Saulisberry, said she spoke to her niece just over two hours before she was killed.

“I know the last time I spoke to her was around 3:45 p.m. that day. She was leaving Washington. [High School] is going to get his work check back, so whatever happened from there, I really don’t know. ”

The Milwaukee Police Department says they’re also not exactly sure what happened, but they believe an argument may have led to Lemon’s death.

“It’s possible that this was related to a high school drama that happened earlier today, possibly in high school in Washington,” said Milwaukee Police Department Detective Jerimiah Jacks. “Witnesses who were outside heard a woman talking on the phone that she was going to fight the whole block, then they heard the gunshot. Few witnesses were ready to come forward during the initial investigation. “

Lemon’s family is hoping for the same.

“Nobody wants to say anything. If it was Cynthia, people who know her, know that Cynthia would have been willing to vouch if something had happened to a friend of her. And no one has spoken. Nobody, ”Saulisberry said. “Nobody heard anything, nobody said anything so when you ask them, ‘have you spoken to the police?’ They don’t want to talk to you anymore. ”

The shooting was the first of four in six hours on August 23. All the victims were under 21 years old.

“Why are we doing this? It’s so unnecessary,” Saulisberry said. “We have to lay down these weapons. We have to stop this violence. These babies are dying younger and younger every day and it is so sad. I just pray to God that I will get justice for my niece. I want it. I deserve it. . She deserves it.”

If You Know Anything If you know who killed 18-year-old Cynthia Lemon, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

You can also submit a tip through the P3 Tips app.

And remember, saying what you know about a crime is not a snitch. It’s about empowering those who harm your community and bringing justice to families who have lost loved ones.

When you come forward, you are not giving out any information about yourself and there is no way to follow you.

If your tip leads to an arrest, you will get a cash reward.

Mark M. Gagnon