New Info In Saginaw Child Murder Investigation
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SAGINAW (CBS 11 NEWS) –Police released new pictures taken from home surveillance systems hoping they can lead to more clues.
The pictures were taken around the time 6 year-old Alanna Gallagher’s body was found about three weeks ago.
Police want to talk to the drivers of the two vehicles. Both are black cars, one is a four door and the other is a two door vehicle.
Police are not calling the drivers suspects but believe they may have seen something.
The pictures were released on the same day that an arson investigation began after one of the Gallagher’s vehicles was intentionally set on fire overnight. Teddy bears at a memorial for the little girl were also found burned.
“I don’t know. I don’t know if this is related to our family, if this is just some sick individual deciding to follow up on the publicity. We don’t know,” said Laura Gallagher, Alanna’s mother, who spoke to the media for the first time since her daughter’s murder.
The incident comes three weeks after Alanna Gallagher’s body was found on the street, wrapped in a tarp a mile from her home.
Gallagher answered the door at her home and said her family was shaken over the incident.
“Scared. We really want them to find whoever did this,” Gallagher said.
Two neighbors who were coming home from late night shifts saw the fire in the Gallagher’s driveway just after 2 a.m.
“We had neighbors come ring the doorbell and knock on our door and woke us up shortly after 2 this morning and I am very grateful that they did,” she said.
Neighbors told CBS11 the fire appeared small and was mostly contained to the front of the vehicle, but it grew large enough to leave debris on the driveway and leave smoke damage on the garage.
The fire was put out by firefighters minutes later just before it reached the house.
Investigators spent the morning gathering evidence, investigating the case as arson.
“It’s very disheartening at this time because of course, we are having to shift manpower to this investigation off of the Alanna Gallagher case,” said Officer Damon Ing, public information officer with the Saginaw Police Department.
Laura Gallagher also spoke about the fact that no one has been arrested in her daughter’s murder.
“Nothing will bring back Alanna but we had such a wonderful family life and had been so very happy and I don’t want anyone else’s family shattered like ours has been,” Gallagher said.
There is still a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment in the murder of Alanna Gallagher.
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