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$25K reward offered for leads in mother, daughter murder

Posted at 12:32 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 17:16:34-05

BALTIMORE — Dozens of FBI agents, armed with posters bearing the image of the murder victims, blanket Gorman Avenue in West Baltimore searching for answers.

For the family of 43-year-old Chanette Neal and her daughter, 21-year-old Justice Allen, you can't put a price on their deaths, after someone kicked in their back door in April of 2018 and gunned them down in cold blood.

"My sister, Chanette, was a hard-working mother who had five children,” said Samantha Boyd-Lide, “She didn't only have one. She had five so she left four behind."

But a bounty is exactly what the feds have in mind to break the silence surrounding the double murder.

"The FBI has authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for these tragic and untimely deaths," said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Cheyvoryea Gibson.

The FBI says if it can crack this case, it may provide leads to other unsolved violent crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

"It is a part of a much broader gang investigation,” said Gibson, “We're not at liberty to say which gang it is right now."

But the women’s murders came less than a week before the scheduled trial for members of the notorious Brick City gang, and one member purportedly had ties to the victims.

It's the same gang suspected of murdering a federal informant and of operating a lucrative heroin trade in the neighborhood.

Whether this renewed effort turns up any new leads remains to be seen, but there's now $25,000 worth of incentive for someone to step forward---a hefty price to keep a killer from getting away with murder.

"It's a shame,” said Boyd-Lide, “It's a shame that we have to be standing here because someone decided that they wanted to end their life."

The FBI is also advertising the $25,000 reward on social media and billboards throughout the area.

If you have any information, which may qualify you for the reward, you can simply call 1-800-CALL-FBI.