ST. LOUIS — Police found 16-year-old Kristina Curry shot and killed in the parking lot of her high school in south St. Louis in May.

"Her spirit was always high. She loved family. She loved to garden," Her mother Christian Curry said.

Her mom said it’s a painful loss she never thought she would experience in her lifetime. She had to bury her daughter just one month shy of her 17th birthday.

"This is hard. I don't eat. I don't sleep. None of that," she said. "Never would I would have ever thought this would have happened to me."

Police found the 16-year-old dead on the rear parking lot at Roosevelt High School.

"I'm angry in which the matter it was done to her," Curry said.

Curry said her daughter was just finishing up her junior year of high school and planning to move to Dallas with her before the tragedy.

CUT SHORT

‘CUT SHORT: Unsolved Killings of St. Louis Children’ is an initiative of KSDK 5 On Your Side and its community outreach program, ‘Project 5,’ to raise awareness of the unchecked violence against children in the city of St. Louis from the summer of 2019 to present. 

We’re dedicated to telling their stories, following the criminal investigations and shining a light on the reasons for gun violence in our city. We won’t let up. 

Please join us in this important campaign seeking justice for our youth by sharing these stories about their young lives cut short, reaching out to elected officials and supporting the worthy organizations in St. Louis working to make our city’s neighborhoods safer places to raise families.   

Crime Victim Advocacy Center of St. Louis

UMSL Center for Trauma recovery

UMSL Children's Advocacy Center