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Police Shine Light On 12-Year-Old Murder

Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) -- On June 23, 2001, Bernita White was shot to death at Potter Park Zoo.

Twelve years later, police continue searching for the suspect.

Sunday, Michigan State and Lansing Police Departments brought further attention to the case by going door-to-door, asking neighbors around Potter Park Zoo if they had any information.

"Have you heard anything? Have you seen anything? We know it's been awhile," said Lansing Police Department Public Information Officer Robert Merritt. "However, it is the anniversary and we're hoping to stir up a little bit of information to help the investigation move along."

While talking to neighbors, police handed out a fliers, hoping to stir conversation and bring focus back to the cold case.

Police hope this information can help lead to the ultimate goal-finding the suspect and solving the case.

"It's very important, especially for the community, and for the White family, to bring a closure to this and find the bad guy."

Family, including White's husband, Artis, he told 6 News in a statement, "It has been hard, but me and the girls got through it. We still take it one day at a time... I'm sure MSP is doing everything they can to solve this case."

If you have any information on this case call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-2587, text your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit the website.

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