Killed – Johnita Larie Clemons (Des Moines, IA)

Johnita Larie Clemons

While many Iowans celebrated Christmas on Wednesday, Des Moines police pursued leads in the capital’s 14th homicide of 2013.

Police made few details public Wednesday, but said this much: The victim’s name was Johnita Larie Clemons, 34. She was shot and killed shortly before 9:35 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday evening, police responded to a 911 call at 1801 Francis Ave. in Des Moines. The caller said three shots were fired. However, police have been unable to verify that number.

Police said Wednesday that 34-year-old Johnita Larie Clemons of Des Moines was found Tuesday night inside a home on the city’s north side. Gunshots had been reported earlier in the area.


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