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Cold Case Team Opens Homicide Investigation at Potter Park Zoo



The Lansing Police Department has re-opened an 11-year-old homicide investigation from Potter Park Zoo.

On June 23, 2001, Bernia White was shot to death at the Potter Park Zoo. She was attending a birthday party with family when she was killed.

The cold case team is re-reviewing all of the files and evidence from the case to identify potential leads, as well as exploring possible forensic developments.

"We believe there is someone out there who can provide critical information to help solve this case and provide closure for Bernita White's family," said Sgt. Lisa Gee-Cram, an MSP detective, in a press release.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact police by phone, text or email to (517) 290-9950 or


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