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Community prays for justice for 3 missing women found dead more than a decade later

Community prays for justice for 3 missing women found dead more than a decade later (ABC7)

As the search continues for suspects in a murder mystery, community activists are praying that someone will share information that will lead to an arrest.

Forty-eight-year-old Jewel King, 41-year-old Verdell Jefferson and 43-year-old Dorothy Butts’ remains were found dead back in April in Southeast.

The discovery came more than a decade after they were reported missing.

“We imagine the pain and the suffering that those women probably felt being bludgeoned to death, being shot,” said community activist Henderson Long.

Among the group remembering the three women Friday on Wayne Place was Pamela Butler’s brother.

Pamela went missing back in 2009 and recently her boyfriend Jose Rodriguez-Cruz confessed to killing her.

Family members are still searching for her remains.

“It’s a hard thing to try and solve all these crimes and the way that they are happening and as fast as they are happening," Derrick Butler said. "We just got to stay prayerful."

Police are offering a $25,000 reward per victim for information leading to an arrest in the latest homicide cases.

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