Six months after an elderly woman was brutally attacked in her Yazoo City home, the case has been moved over to new investigators.
With no arrests made, the victim’s family have been very vocal in their frustration with the Yazoo City Police Department’s investigation of the case.
However, it was revealed during the recent Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting that the case was assigned to a new investigative team within the department.
“As of three days ago, the case was reassigned for a different approach,” said Chief Jeff Curtis.
Lanie Roberts’ mother was brutally attacked during a home invasion on August 26.
Roberts has said several times that she is sick of being ignored by both law enforcement and elected officials.
She and her sister have appeared before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen a few times, expressing their concern over their mother’s case.
Roberts told The Herald that their appearances at previous meetings were never followed up by anyone.
“We never heard a word,” she said, in a previous interview.
Months after their last board appearance, Roberts said the only time her sister were contacted about the case was when she informed officials that they would continue to go public with their concerns.
Since the attack, the victim’s health has deteriorated with her dementia advancing.
Roberts has said in the past that she is sick and tired of hearing, “it’s under investigation,” adding that the family could be informed about the case’s status.
The case was brought to the table last week by Alderman Aubry Brent Jr. He asked that Curtis touch base with the family and keep the case active.
Curtis said another approach has been recently redirected with the case.
“The investigation ran into some roadblocks,” Curtis said. “We are revisiting this approach from a different angle. We are on it, sir.”