Police Arrest Woman For Using Murder Victim's Credit Card
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CREATED Jan. 31, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan. 31, 2014
Omaha, NE - The doors of Passion Lounge have not reopened since Dec.15. That was the day someone shot Janee Hadan, 24, as she left the bar.
Janee's sister, MaKayla Walker, hopes an arrest made on Friday is the beginning of solving this case.
"I don't care if people get tired of seeing my face or hearing me at all," said MaKayla. "I have to do it. I'm my sister's voice. It's very hard for a lot of people to do this, but that's why I do it. I feel like I have to speak for her."
It's been almost seven weeks since Janee was shot and killed.
The killer still hasn't been caught, but Friday's arrest is a glimmer of hope.
"I felt sick to my stomach," said MaKayla. "How do you use somebody's card that you know is fighting for their life right now? How do you go steal their money? That's a monster."
On Friday, Omaha Police arrested Sydni Powe, who was seen in surveillance pictures using Janee's card.
In Dec., Action 3 News was first to report that someone used Janee's credit card at the QT, just blocks from the crime scene, an hour after she was killed.
"(Sydni) wrote me that day that Janee got shot, on Facebook, and was just sending her condolences," said MaKayla. "The first thing she said to me was, 'I didn't know your sister, but I want to send my condolences'. It's sick to think she had my sister's card when she wrote me."
While MaKayla waits for the answers, she vows to keep fighting for Janee.
"I don't want my nephew growing up feeling like he might know that the person sitting next to him is maybe the person who killed his mother," she said. "He needs justice. Taven needs justice. We all need justice."
Police said Powe was only cited for using the card.
If you know anything about what happened here the night of Dec.15, call Crime Stoppers.