Six years later, Joann Lopez's family still searching for answers

Another year has passed, and a family is still in search of answers, after their loved one was found dead.

The family of Joann Lopez wants to make sure people don't forget her. It has been exactly six years since Lopez was shot on Washington Street, near 29th Avenue in Phoenix.

Lopez was 32 years old when she was found shot dead in the back of her Chevrolet pickup truck. At a vigil Tuesday evening, police officials say Lopez was actually shot a few houses down, in front of a house party.

Lopez was pregnant at the time, and left behind eight children. Her sister, Yolanda Lopez, says her family will not give up until the killer is found.

"She was a happy girl, she was a happy girl. She loved kids, family. She loved parties. She was always there, and if you needed help, whether you had some money or not, she was there for us," said Lopez.

Anyone with information on the case are asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Spanish speakers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Testigo Silencioso at 480-TESTIGO.

Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).