A memorial for 11-year-old Ke’Varra King and her sister Alexandria Gentry, who was born six months later after she was shot by their father on July 30, 2000, was vandalized over the weekend at Taddle Creek Park.
Vandals shot paint balls that are still splattered all over the memorial site and the park’s walkway. The sisters’ grandmother, Florence Rosberg, was inconsolable during an interview with Fox News on Saturday, and the Taddle Creek Athletic Association released a statement asking for someone to call them, to make them aware of the vandalism.
“Due to the recent vandalism, this place, the memorials are causing a lot of concern and controversy,” the association wrote in a statement released Saturday. “We have several concerns around this incident. First off, it is destroying a beautiful memorial for our beautiful girls. This needs to stop.
After the memorial was vandalized Saturday, the city stepped in to help and the fire department sanitized and disinfected the area, and park officials told Fox News there were no plans to take it down.
The police, city officials and Taddle Creek Athletic Association would like to find the vandals, although police told Fox News Saturday they don’t have any leads and have not received any information that leads them to the men who did this.