2006_07_chanelpetronixon.JPGThe Daily News has been regularly reminding readers about the murder of 16 year old Chanel Petro-Nixon in order to hopefully reach someone who knows what happened. Petro-Nixon disappeared one afternoon, on her way to apply for a job at Applebee's, only for her body to be discovered days later in a garbage bag on the street. Petro-Nixon's father Gavin Nixon said, during his first visit to where her body was found, "We need to come together with the Police Department and speak up so justice can be done. It's about time the community comes together and realizes that it's all of our concern." A number of organizations (including the Daily News) have donated money to the reward program, and the reward money is now close to $30,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer; to call Crime Stoppers, (800) 577-TIPS.

And New York magazine has an interesting feature on the life and death of Tiesha Sargeant and how class and race affected her profession and personal success. Sargeant was murdered in the apartment she shared with her boyfriend; while it seemed to be a robbery, her boyfriend was a pot dealer, sparking questions that there may have been another motive.