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Memphis police still searching for suspect in parking lot murder

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis police are still searching for the person who shot a woman to death in a Memphis parking lot last weekend.

Rebecca Looney's body was found on Summer Avenue.

Family members say she was struggling to rise above her circumstances and change her life.

"I got the phone call Sunday that said someone needed to talk with me about my sister," said Michael Looney.

He says his sister had problems with drugs and had several arrests for prostitution.

"My sister didn't deserve that no matter what circumstances, no matter what lifestyle she lives. She didn't deserve that," he said.

Rebecca Looney was trying to turn her life around. She was attending Narcotics Anonymous groups and GED classes, and hoped to become a beautician.

Memphis police hope someone will come forward with information to help solve this crime.

"We know several hours before she was found, she was dropped off nearby by a friend. Investigators have talked with the friend," said MPD Maj. Jeff Polk.

Meanwhile, Rebecca Looney's family has set up a fund at the Merchants and Farmers Bank in Byhalia and Holly Springs, Mississippi, to help pay for her funeral. 

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