On September 3, 1996 Cassandra Denise Willis (pictured) was murdered at 1515 Park Av. S, Minneapolis. She was visiting on the 12th floor of this Minneapolis Public Housing Authority high-rise for low income families and seniors but her body was found badly decomposed and mutilated on the 9th floor. The Minneapolis Police Cold Case Unit has been investigating this case in search of a possible person of interest.
Willis, known to those close to her as Pumpkin was 36 years of age at the time of her death. She was the mother of 15 and 19 year old daughters who held a vigil on the 15 year anniversary of this murder to rekindle interest with the public that may lead to new information about the person or persons that committed this crime.
Those with information about who may have committed this crime, where possible suspects may be living or any information are encouraged to come forward