Vigil Tuesday for mother of 3 found murdered in alleyway


Posted on December 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 6:32 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Family members of 26-year-old Andrea Arnold, who was shot and killed over the weekend, are looking for answers.

“They put my baby's body in the alley,” Gena Arnold, Andrea's aunt, said. “I just want to know why. Why did they do her like that?”

Arnold's body was found in an alley on the 2300 block of West Gaulbert Avenue Saturday morning, about a mile-and-a-half away from where she lives. Police say she died of multiple gunshot wounds.  Many questions surround her death and no one has been arrested.

“We don’t have any solid leads,” Metro Police spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said. “But certainly anymore information [will help], so we can bring some closure to the victim’s family.”

“We're devastated, it’s the holidays, she just turned 26 on October the 30th and she has three children,” Ieisha Tyson, Arnolds’ cousin, said.

The last time her cousin saw her was on Thanksgiving.

“This is the holiday,” Tyson said. “This is the hardest thing we've had to go through.”

All the family is asking now is for the person, or persons, responsible to turn themselves into police.

“It’s going to be on your mind, because everybody knows that Andrea was not a bad person at all,” Tyson said. “So, if anybody has any information, we're not mad at the fact, we just want closure.

Arnold’s family said they are going to hold a vigil for her Tues., Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. where her body was found.

If you have any information about this homicide, call the anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD.