Tuesday, March 5 2013, 02:16 PM MST
Mother Of Murdered Teen Says Police Arrested The Wrong Man
(KUTV) The mother of a murdered teen says police arrested the wrong man and now the family’s speaking out in hopes of finding the real killer. Annie’s mother spoke exclusively with 2News Roxeanne Vainuku about this.
A tiny bridge across the Jordan River, near 126th South, is the last place police believe 15-year-old Annie Kasprzak was alive. Her body was discovered downriver after a passerby noticed a sneaker with blood. She was stabbed to death one year ago this week.
Soon after finding her body, police named an ex-con as their suspect, but he’s never been charged with the crime.
The man police say killed Annie is Daniel Ferry. He is in prison on drug charges—nothing related to the case.
He has adamantly denied any involvement in this case and Annie’s mother, Veronica, believes him. She doesn’t see a connection between Ferry and her daughter’s murder. “We’re not convinced that he was involved at all, or responsible.”
The family thinks their hope lies with teenagers, kids who knew Annie, kids who may know any little tidbit of information.
The family is offering a reward to find the killer.
“We can’t change what happened to Annie, but we would like to change what happens in the future,” Annie’s mother says.
The family pooled together to come up with a $5,000 reward in the case, they’re asking anyone with information to contact Draper Police at 801-840-4000.
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