PORTLAND Detectives investigating the Yashanee Vaughn murder think there are more people with information in the case.
The Multnomah County Medical Exmainer's office said Monday that a positive identification would not be made today on remains found last week on Rocky Butte thought to be the 14-year-old murder victim.
Vaughn disappeared March 19, and human remains believed to be Yashanee s were unearthed on Rocky Butte Friday.
Murder suspect 16-year-old Parrish Bennette led police to where the body was, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney. The District Attorney said no deal was made for the information that led to the remains on a steep hill off the roadway.
There's a sense that there are other people out there in the community who have information about this case, Portland Police Lt. Robert King said.
Vaughn's mother spoke out Saturday and Sunday, for the first time since the body of her daughter appeared to have been found.
I literally set myself up for this right here, and now that I m at this point I don t know if I m ready. It s real-- it s really real, it s hard, very hard, said Shaquita Louis, as she stood near a memorial of flowers, candles and balloons at the base of Rocky Butte.
The family announced a public funeral on July 30 at City Bible Church Rocky Butte Campus 9200 N.E. Fremont.
All I can say is thank you. I still have a lot of questions but at this point I don t care; he gave me the biggest part I wanted and that was my daughter, said Louis.
One thing Louis doesn t believe is that the alleged killer acted alone.
Little frail Parrish, he didn t do this on his own. And since this has come out I hope everything else comes out and everyone gets what they deserve, Vaughn s mother said.
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But for now her main focus is bringing Yashanee home and burying her. She said she can t do it alone, and fortunately, she isn t.
I did know I had community support, but I didn t know it was like that, she said. And I really appreciated it.