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.