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Family wants justice for mother found in garbage container floating down river

Family members were shocked to hear the horrific discovery of their loved one who was a mother of three. Family members were shocked to hear the horrific discovery of their loved one who was a mother of three.
Red tie-down straps wrapped around the container. It caught the attention of several men who were working near the river on an engineering project. Red tie-down straps wrapped around the container. It caught the attention of several men who were working near the river on an engineering project.
Harris married a couple of months ago named to a man named Greg Boxley, according to the family. Harris married a couple of months ago named to a man named Greg Boxley, according to the family.
Witnesses say the container had a hole cut in the top and side. Witnesses say the container had a hole cut in the top and side.

(WMC-TV) - Many questions remain unanswered in the death of Latisha Harris.

According to officials, the body of the 28-year-old from Marion, Arkansas was in a container that was tied shut with tie-down straps. Family members were shocked to hear the horrific discovery of their loved one who was a mother of three.

"Latisha was everything to us. She was the joy (and) the life of any family cookout, dinner, or gathering," said Harris's aunt, Robin.

Latisha Harris' family received the news when a Memphis detective showed up at her grandmother's house in West Memphis. Her family never suspected she was the person in the garbage container until the detective showed up.

"We want the person who did this to be brought to justice," declared Robin.

Latisha's family confirmed she recently told her family she married a man named Greg Boxley. The couple moved in together in a Midtown apartment complex around the same time.

One of their neighbors recalled how quiet their apartment was.

"Always peaceful quiet. We've never heard no screams, hollering, angry slamming the doors, or anything," said neighbor Ron Taylor.

Taylor saw police at the couple's apartment early in the morning last week.

"The police showed back up here taking photos of the front door and they photographed inside," stated Taylor.

Harris' family called the police when Boxley showed up at her mother's house in West Memphis Tuesday evening. Boxley ran away before the police arrived.

The family say they did not know him well.

"It's very hard times. By the Grace of God and the help of the Lord, He'll see us through it," said Robin.

Police believe the color of the trash can could be key to solving Latisha's murder.

The trash can pulled from the river was black and those in the City of Memphis are green.

If you know anything that could help solve the murder, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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