DETROIT (WWJ) – Police and family members hope a $2,500 reward will help solve the killings of a Detroit woman and her unborn child.

The 29-year-old Elisia Degreaffenried was just one month away from delivering a baby boy when she was murdered at around 5:30 a.m. May 14.

John Broad, President of Crime Stoppers of Michigan, says it happened near Eight Mile Road and Livernois on Detroit’s west side.

elisia degraeffenried family Reward Offered For Tips In Pregnant Womans Murder

(WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

“Elise and her boyfriend went to meet with an individual at Santa Rosa and Chippewa streets. They were approached by an unknown assailant who robbed and shot them,” Broad said.

Degreaffenried’s boyfriend, Tobias Anderson, was shot several times in the face but survived.

The victim’s mother, Bernice Degreaffenried, is asking for the public’s help to identify her daughter’s killer.

“The holidays … it’s not gonna be a merry Christmas anymore. But I still have my other family with me and we’re still breathing,” she said. “This is a process, you know. It’s gonna take time.”

Anyone with a tip may report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800 SPEAK-UP. An extra $1,000 will be added to the reward for any tip received by midnight Thursday that leads to the gunman’s arrest.


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