And why does her family want her to be remembered literally everyday?
Well, Tioni was a teen girl who was abducted and murdered and may have been a victim of sex trafficking. However investigation is still ongoing. She was laid to rest in January, and was last seen on January 7;after telling a family member she was going to meet a friend to go to a party, officials said.
Tioni Theus Family Cries Out
“We want you to think about her every single day,” Michael Dolphin, a great-uncle, pleaded into a cluster of TV cameras outside House of Winston funeral home in South L.A. “Please don’t let her be forgotten.”
However, just one day after a search reward was expanded in hopes of garnering clues leading to the killer of Tioni Theus; funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 27, for the 16-year-old girl who was shot and left alongside a South Los Angeles freeway.
Tioni’s body was discovered Jan. 8 on the side of the Harbor (110) Freeway on the Manchester Avenue on-ramp near South Figueroa Street.
At the same time, no suspect description was available. Regardlenss, Tioni Theus is described by her family as goofy, fun loving and vibrant. When she was found dead her body was balled up alongside the Manchester Avenue on ramp to the 110 freeway.