We as a people have gotten used to quick reactions to our persecution, and then immediately forget them, because the next day and week there is another bad news on social media. This is exactly what has happened to the case of Mikayla Miller, whose lynching has been forgotten, without any conclusion or strong demand for justice.
Marian Ryan, the Middlesex District Attorney, begged the public to be patient while prosecutors investigate Mikayla Miller’s death.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office is investigating the death of a 16-year-old Black girl in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Mikayla Miller’s body was discovered by a jogger at around 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 18, one day after she allegedly got into an incident with some other adolescents, according to NBC. Her mother demanded an investigation into her daughter’s death, and the district attorney’s office later said there was no evidence of foul play. After receiving few answers from Miller’s family for about a month, some relatives began to suspect that information was being withheld on purpose.
Marian Ryan, the District Attorney, held a press conference on Tuesday (May 4) to deny that her office had turned a blind eye to Miller’s case and to address allegations about her death. The 16-year-old got into a fight with one male and one female at her apartment complex on Saturday, April 17 between 5:17 p.m. and 6:41 p.m., according to the D.A. According to reports, Hopkinton police went to the confrontation and took statements from Miller and the teenager with whom she battled.
Miller’s mother went to bed thinking her daughter was home around 9:30 p.m. or 9:45 p.m., but the teen’s smartphone showed she walked 1,316 steps straight to the spot where her body was discovered the next morning.
During the news conference, Ryan stated that it was too early to conclude that the kid was slain in a racist attack and advised the public to await the autopsy results.
“We recognize that people are searching for solutions. “We’re working on those solutions right now,” she said. “And we’re waiting for things like a medical examiner’s verdict on the cause and manner of death.” We’re waiting for forensics to arrive. We’re still interviewing people and following up on those interviews. So that’s what’s going on.”
“What we can do, and what we really owe her,” the D.A. said, “is an accurate and thorough accounting of what happened and led to her death.” “You have my assurance that we will bring these answers, as both the DA and as a mother who cannot understand the pain of losing a child.”
Miller’s family and friends have celebrated her life as the investigation into her death continued. She was laid to rest on Friday, April 30. According to Miller’s aunt and mother, some community people gathered today (May 4) to honor her in a vigil, and others will assemble on Thursday (May 6) for a rally where more information will be released.