By Elizabeth Matthews
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - The search is on for a mother's killer.
Ebony Jackson, 30, was found dead in the trunk of her car in St. Louis on Tuesday, just four days after her three-month-old son was found safe at an apartment building in Breckenridge Hills.
While the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department takes over the homicide investigation, the family is still grieving, but they are trying to find the light in this dark situation. They want to start an organization in Ebony's honor.
The search for Ebony Jackson may be over, but now the search for her killer has just begun. Jackson's cousin, Tondra Mosley, wants to do something about what they've just endured.
"Sometimes that there are limited resources with dealing with missing persons files that sometimes the public can be more proactive than what the police may be able to deal with at times," Mosley said.
She said throughout the investigation she wished more police departments would have stepped in and helped the Breckenridge Hills Police Department, which started the investigation because the child was first found in its jurisdiction.
The Breckenridge Hills Police Chief Perry Hopkins reached out to the victim's family during a Wednesday news conference.
"For that I do apologize to the family members and I am sorry that it came across that we were not doing as much as we could, because I can assure everybody that we were," said Chief Perry Hopkins.
"I am pleased to know that he did publicly make an apology to the family regarding how things were handled," Mosley said.
She wants to build a foundation in honor of her cousin, but built for families, just like hers, dealing with a missing relative.
"Whether it's forming a foot team to canvass areas or to place posters out, to just have a way of getting the word out," she said.
Everything that her family wished was available to them, where to start, how to organize. She wants to provide help to others living out this kind of nightmare.
"I would really feel better and I know that her mother would too knowing that somebody else would not go through the hardships that she experienced, that I am experiencing that our family is experiencing," she said.
Both Mosley and Ebony's mother are on their way to St. Louis to finally be with family.
Police are still asking for the public's help, if you have any details call CrimeStoppers 1-866-371-TIPS.