Family of woman murdered at Potter Park Zoo in 2001 asks for public's help solving the case

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) - A weekend trip to the zoo turns into a murder mystery that's gone unsolved for more than a decade.

Police hope you can help with this cold case that has haunted Lansing since 2001.

The family of Bernita White hopes you can help find the person who killed her and shattered their lives.

White was taking her daughter to a birthday party at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. It was a Saturday afternoon in June of 2001 when a shot rang out and hit her heart.

Bernita's mother was so shocked by the news she had a heart attack the same day and died.

There were 300 people at the zoo that day and police and Bernita's family hope someone has a key piece of information to solve the case.

If you have any information that could help police solve this murder, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.

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