Family of Slain Bronx Woman Calls for Justice, Prays for Answers

The family of a 26-year-old woman who police say was shot and killed last week in the Bronx by an unknown gunman is demanding justice and answers to the questions swirling around her mysterious death.

Margarita Franco was pronounced dead April 2 at 2:30 a.m. in front of a building on 214th Street in the Williamsbridge section, the NYPD said.

"Justice," Jasmine Colon Franco, Margarita’s mother, said. “Justice for my daughter Marie. Margarita Marie.”

Franco’s parents, surrounded by clergy and community leaders, were seen marching Tuesday from the scene of her murder.

They want people to remember her, and to turn in the suspect to authorities.

“Whoever took my daughter was a coward,” Jasmine Franco said.

Police say Margarita Franco was shot in the back of the head. Surveillance video shows her on her cell phone, carrying a bag just minutes before she was killed. However, police have not released any information about a motive or if she knew her killer.

Now, her grieving parents are praying for an arrest.

“To the persons out there who know anything who are responsible it's not about snitching it's about being righteous,” Francisco Franco, Jr., the victim’s father, said.

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