ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- For Corean Davis, the memories of her daughter live on in pictures after her life was tragically taken in a completely random act of violence. Felita Davis, a 42-year-old Medical Assistant and mother of two boys, was driving east down Interstate 70 on September 4, 2014.
Around 7:30 p.m., she was near the Grand Avenue exit when witnesses say a mid 90`s silver or gray Firebird or Chevrolet Camaro, with a loud muffler, drove up and riddled her car with bullets. Felita died at the scene.
Corean remembers getting a visit from police that night. "I was just in a daze. I was in shock. I couldn`t believe somebody would just shoot her. " Felita worked in the community. She did volunteer work at the high school and volunteered to raise money for police and first responders through BackStoppers and the Sail Foundation.
Police say her murder was a case of mistaken identity.
"There`s nothing that leads to her. We checked her background and activity. There`s no criminal history," said Metro PD Lt. John Paul Green.
"What happened her to could happen to anybody," says Felita's sister Glenda Lay. "You`re driving down the highway minding your business and someone just started shooting."
Corean says, "You`re just lost for words. You don`t even know what to do next. It`s just unbelievable."
Crimestoppers is offering up to $5,000 to help police find the killer. Doing so would help Corean and her family find closure.
"I just want justice. I`m not trying to get revenge. I just want justice. Because I really would like to know why would they do that? You just have to be a person that`s just empty inside to take a person`s life."