Mother and her two young daughters, four and five years old, are found dead in a garage in Milwaukee
Arzel Ivery, 25, is said to have led the police to the bodies of Amarah “Jerica” Banks and their two daughters, Zaniya, five and Cameria, four
A mother and her two young daughters were found dead in Milwaukee a week after they were missing and the girls’ father was arrested.
Arzel Ivery, 25, is said to have led the police to the bodies of Amarah “Jerica” Banks, 26, and their daughters Zaniya, five, and Cameria, four, who were found in a garage on Sunday.
Banks ‘devastated aunt Shilloh Loper said:’ You must be a heartless monster to do something like that with someone. “
She said FOX6 News: “I don’t know what to say, but I know I will never get over this. I will never get over this in my life.
“I will never get over someone who does this to my niece.”
The three were last seen in Milwaukee early on Saturday, February 8, the day after the funeral of Banks’ baby son who died of “health complications,” according to WISN.
Banks had agreed to brunch with her sisters, but she never showed up.
The bodies of the little girls Zaniya (right), five and Cameria (left), four, were found a week after they were missing in a garage in Milwaukee together with their mother
Amarah “Jerica” Banks, 26, was found dead with her two daughters in a garage in Milwaukee
Zaniya, five, and Cameria, four, were found dead next to their mother in Milwaukee
Ivery was arrested a week later in Memphis, Tennessee, after telling his father about death and calling the police.
Police said Ivery provided investigators with information that led to the three bodies 600 miles away in Milwaukee.
Ivery has been accused of a serious felony battery so far, but murder cases are expected.
Banks ‘sister Tameka Smith said:’ I just hate that I will never see or talk to my sister again. And it hurts me so much because I and my sister were so close.
“It’s so heartbreaking. I don’t even know what to do. She was a very private person, she was not an outspoken person. I’m just so hurt. I wish she was here.
“She didn’t deserve this, really not, how can you be so bad?”
Her father Harry Smith added: ‘She is always in my heart and prayed. They are no longer there, I just have to live with it. “
Police said Banks and her daughters were initially considered missing under “suspicious circumstances,” and an Amber Alert was issued on Saturday afternoon.
Amarah “Jerica” Banks, 26, and her two little girls who have all been found dead
Amarah “Jerica” Banks, 26, and her daughters Zaniya, five, and Cameria, four, who were found in a garage on Sunday
Relatives had comforted Banks on February 7 after her son’s funeral. Banks left her car outside her sister’s house after they drank a few glasses of wine in the evening and she didn’t want to drive
“She says,” Meka, don’t forget to come for me tomorrow morning, “her sister, Tameka Smith, told WISN.
“I said,” I’ve come for you. I’ve come for you. ” My sister, this is not like her.
‘She doesn’t run away, she doesn’t ignore people. Whatever she goes through, she will contact me. “
Her family had previously said they did not believe she would leave without telling them, the girls’ school or her workplace.
Banks’ brother David Fields said on Thursday that he was worried about the safety of his sister and nieces.
“This is not like her. She wouldn’t do this. This makes no sense, “he said.
‘She always calls (the girls’ school) and the same about her work. If she won’t be there, she will always call. “
Banks’ mother Valeria Spinner Banks said. “Everything she does routinely is not done. So that tells you that something is wrong. Something is wrong. ”