CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell speaks with a professor from North Western University and Jameshia Connor's father, his pastor and his lawyer to gain some understanding of what happened to the poor 12-year-old girl and how her day might have been prevented.
Twelve-year-old Jameshia Connor was found dead in a Chicago alley on Monday after going missing nearly two weeks ago. Her body showed signs that she had been strangled and beaten. Surprisingly, the little girl had died less that one day before police found her. Now, family members say the cops did not take her case seriously. According to a Chicago Sun Times investigative report, missing kids from urban areas are often not given the same amount of urgency that children from wealthier suburban areas are. While police stand behind their investigation, Connor's case leaves her family, friends, neighbors and one congressman asking, "Where were the search dogs? Where was the Amber Alert?" CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell invites Connor's father, aunt, lawyer and a local journalist to discuss the case. Watch the video.