EXCLUSIVE: Mitrice Richardson's Mother Speaks

What happened to Mitrice Richardson? That's the question many are asking after the missing 24-year-old's skull and bones were discovered last week in a Malibu Canyon ravine. Richardson vanished after she was released from a sheriff's station in California after failing to pay her bill at a Malibu restaurant last September. In an exclusive interview with ESSENCE.com, Latice Sutton talks about her daughter's mental illness, the importance of the Black community addressing mental health issues, her hope for law officials, and how she will continue to seek justice for Mitrice, even after her death. View a photo gallery of friends and family members remembering Mitrice Richardson Here's what you had to say: Valerie commented via Facebook: "Mitrice is with the Lord now, no more tears for her." Aliya wrote via Facebook: "I pray for her family's peace and comfort."

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