Family of woman killed in N Mpls searching for answers a year later

- More than a year after she was shot and killed in north Minneapolis, the family of Dana Logan is still searching for answers.

“She was the glue to our family,” said Desonya Patterson, Logan’s sister. “Now my family is all torn apart.”

A year later, the grief still feels fresh to Patterson.  

“No sleep, no eat, tore me up, tore my whole family apart, pretty much, that's what it has done,” said Patterson.

Dana Logan was 46, married, had no kids of her own, but was a mother to so many.  

On the night of October 28, 2016, police believe she was caught in crossfire at 36th Avenue North and Penn Avenue North. The bullet went through her vehicle’s window and hit her in the chest. She became the 32nd homicide victim in Minneapolis in 2016. 

“She came out the alley, dropped my grandbaby off, came out the alley, pulled to the stop sign, she got hit,” said Patterson. “We ducked in the house because we heard the gunshots ourselves also.”

Patterson posts on Facebook often, asking for justice for her sister.

“No, there's no witness at all,” she said. “There haven't been no witnesses that came forward.”

Still no answers. Just the freshly decorated tree at the intersection where her sister died marking the anniversary and the worry that Logan may become other unsolved north side murder because no one wants to talk.

“I'm going to get justice for my sister if it takes me on my death bed, I'm going to get justice for my sister. I really am,” said Patterson.

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