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The search continues for the person who killed 9-year-old Felecia Williams.
Her naked body was found Saturday near the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
Police have released few details about their investigation, leaving Williams' mother frustrated and struggling to move forward.
"I need closure to really move on," Felecia Demerson said.
For hours Monday, Demerson sat outside her house surrounded by family waiting and hoping today would be the day she’d finally get an answer to the questions that have kept her from grieving.
"It's very agonizing," Demerson said. "Just wondering what happened, why it happened."
Police have said her daughter was last seen at an apartment complex in Temple Terrace Friday night.
She was with Eboni Wiley, a woman Demerson says was a former neighbor.
"I trusted her, but my baby loved her," Demerson said.
Wiley was arrested Saturday, charged with providing false information to police.
Police have not said what roll if any she may have played in the girl’s death.
Parents at Edison Elementary School received a note informing them of Williams’ death. More than a dozen grief counselors were on campus to help her classmates cope.
Marcus Harden is the father of a 12-year-old student who he says he knew Williams.
"It's something that you really just have to deal with – with them through that and let them understand that there is a lot of bad people out here," Harden said.
While parents try to explain the death of child to their own children, Demerson waits for answers and the person responsible to admit to what they've done.
"Come forward, turn yourself in because I need closure," Demerson said.
Police are offering up to a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.