Police still without leads in Cumberland double homicide

As of Tuesday night, the Cumberland police department still did not have any suspects or strong leads in the murders of a 7-year-old girl and her 21-year-old uncle.

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As of Tuesday night, the Cumberland police department still did not have any suspects or strong leads in the murders of a 7-year-old girl and her 21-year-old uncle.

Jeremy Crane was babysitting his neice, Kyleigh Crane, who was home sick from school Monday, when somebody got into their house and shot both of them to death just two weeks before Christmas.

"I don't want a Christmas," said Kyleigh's grandmother, Cathy Crane. "I don't wanna live here. I'll never walk in this house again. I never should've walked in and saw what I saw."

What Cathy saw were her son and granddaughter in the same place inside the home. No signs of forced entry, no apparent signs of theft.

"What could a 7-year-old have done," asked Crane. "I just can't fathom. Did she walk in and see something? We don't know. There's no answers here."

During a prayer service outside the home, the Reverend Malachai Walker sent a message to the killer.

"You're gonna get it. They're gonna find you. Wherever you are, you can't hide. You can run, but you can't hide. Because the law enforcement, the community, the faith-based community, we're out and we're looking for you."

The ministers and the family prayed with Kyleigh's mother, Holly Wilson, who fought back tears to plead for help.

"I never in a million years, thought I would be in this position and I can't describe the feelings that are running through me," said Wilson. "If you have any kind of heart, please, if you know anything, please come forward."

In the meantime, a memorial continues to grow outside of the home. Neighbors bring by stuffed animals for the victims and stand in silence. Doneka Brown was among those. She brought her five children to pay her respects.

Brown said she had to help her youngest child, just 8 years old, grieve for someone even younger.

"Death doesn't have an age limit and this could happen to anyone, any family," said Brown. "I pray this will never happen again."

Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 in exchange for a tip that could lead to a felony arrest.

Cathy Crane plans to hold a memorial service for her son Jeremy outside her home on Friday at 5 pm.

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