Family of ASU student dragged to death pleads for information

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 7:22 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The family of an Arizona State University student who was dragged to death in the course of a robbery last month is begging for information that might lead to the arrest of her killer.

Kyleigh Sousa, 21, was outside a Tempe IHOP restaurant very early the morning of May 26 when a man approached her and grabbed her purse. The man jumped into a car and took off, dragging Sousa, who was tangled up in the purse's strap. Sousa later died of her injuries.

While police have received hundreds of tips in the case, they still have not identified the suspect in the case.

Sousa's mother and brother are in town from New Jersey this week to clean out her apartment. On Tuesday, they spoke out about the murder and again asked for the public's help in finding Sousa's killer.

"To the person who did this, I just want you to know I will never stop looking for you," said Bernie Sousa.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect -- described only as a heavyset Hispanic man -- as well as information about his vehicle, believed to be a silver Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300. Police believe there were other people in that vehicle when Sousa was robbed and dragged.

Silent Witness is offering and $11,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's capture.

 

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