A Dallas mother hopes surveillance video will finally lead to her daughter’s killer.
Police released the Grove Oaks Boulevard video nearly a year after the murder. As the anniversary of her death approaches, the victim’s mother is asking the community to come forward with information.
Ulisaja Anderson’s daughter, 24-year-old daughter JaMeesia Anderson-Busby, was shot to death on April 10, 2022. The days that have passed have not been easy. She told NBC 5 she doesn’t eat or sleep and stays up all night. She said the world lost a promising young woman — a National Honors Society graduate of Skyline High School, an artist and an up-and-coming model.
“She knew how to make a path for herself and she knew she was going somewhere and somebody didn’t want her there,” Anderson said.
JaMeesia Anderson-Busby was killed on the morning of April 10 while she was talking to two people in front of a relative’s house on Grove Oaks Boulevard. Anderson said she wants answers about her daughter’s killer.
“I just feel like they’re walking around Dallas or wherever and they think they got away with it,” Anderson said. “That’s what I really believe.”
Dallas Police recently released new photos and call recordings in hopes it will lead to those responsible. One photo shows a gray Dodge Challenger pulling up near the scene.
In a neighbor’s doorbell recording, a man wearing a gray hoodie and red sweatpants is seen walking towards the yard where JaMeesia was standing with the others. He then starts running towards them with a gun before shooting and killing her.
Anderson is convinced her daughter was targeted.
“You don’t wake up one morning and say, ‘I’m going to kill someone.’ This was well thought out, she said.
Dallas police said the suspect fled on foot. Life hasn’t been the same since, and Anderson now thinks back to one of the last conversations she had with her oldest daughter.
“She said ‘mom there are a lot of things happening to me that are out of my control’ but she just didn’t say what it was,” Anderson said.
She wants the community to take a good look at the photo and footage provided by Dallas Police and come forward with information.
Anderson has a memorial inside her house dedicated to her JaMeesia.
“We try to keep the lights on as much as possible because she’s a light,” Anderson said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Reggie Woods by email at [email protected] or by phone at 214-671-3721. Reference is made to case number 062626-2022.