Letter to the Editor

Seeking justice for sister

Sunday, October 31, 2010

To the Editor:

My name is Tiffany Gillie.

On Oct. 23, 2003, I experienced one of the most traumatic events: The terrifying murder of my 3-year-old little sister, Jamie Lynn Marie Gillie. Jamie died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

The next day, Oct. 25, would have been Jamie's fourth birthday. Jamie was looking forward to entering preschool, but that was just one of the experiences of life that my little sister was deprived of.

I was 8-years-old at the time of my sister's murder, and it was devastating to me when I heard the news of Jamie's death.

Now, it is seven years later and nothing has been accomplished regarding my sister's murder, not even an arrest.

It frustrates me beyond words that another year has gone by without getting justice for Jamie.

I have tried to keep the community informed on WTHI-TV regarding my feelings about my sister's murder case.

I even begged county officials to listen to Dr. Kohr.

Terry Modesitt was sworn in as the prosecutor four years ago and promised the community that he would protect the children of the community from harm. But four years later, Modesitt has not made any progress on Jamie's murder case.

Therefore, a child's (Jamie Gillie) murderer, is still walking the streets, free to murder another child, and probably will, if statistics are correct.

I believe that there has to be a county official besides Dr. Kohr who believes that the children of this community need to be safe from harm.

I am asking for that county official to step up and do the job that they are getting paid for.

I will stop at nothing to make sure that we get justice for my little sister Jamie Lynn Marie Gillie, who would have been celebrating her 11th birthday on Oct. 25.

Jamie was deprived of her birthdays forever and I was deprived of seeing my little sister's beautiful smile ever again.

Tiffany Nicole Gillie,