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Family still seeks answers 6 years after death of South Carolina 1-year-old – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-06-07 05:38:44 –

Pendleton, South Carolina (WSPA) ――It’s been six years since Leonna Wright went missing in a Pendleton apartment complex. On Sunday, the family says they are still looking to find out exactly what happened.

June 6, 2015. A nightmare that parents never want to experience has become a reality for Leonna Wright’s mother, Chiara Sullivan.

“She was always happy, always smiling, and just starting to say small words like mom and dad,” Sullivan said.

Leonna Wright was only a one-year-old baby when she disappeared from her home in Pendleton.

Sullivan said, “I know this is the most tragic thing I have ever experienced and for the community they have never experienced.”

Five years later, in 2020, two men were charged with the case. 38-year-old Travis Jones was charged with murder due to child abuse. Jones’ brother, Donnie Jones, was charged with criminal assets.

“I hope people will be sentenced. I have to be accountable for everything I have done to her,” Sullivan said.

On Sunday, family members gathered to ask for answers to the missing parts of the case.

“I’m still not sure what happened to her, so I really want to know what happened to her,” Sullivan said.

But the tragedy has brought light to the Pendleton community.

In honor of her life, the city council approved the construction of a playground in a town called Leonna’s playground.

Sullivan says this means the world to her. I really need you “

Community activists say the groundbreaking ceremony for the playground in memory of Wright is scheduled for June and must be completed by September.

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