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"I just want to know why:" Family speaks out after Jada Wright, 14, found beaten to death

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The family of a 14-year-old Milwaukee girl is speaking out after her death was ruled a homicide.

Both of Jada Wright's parents are dead and her aunt Kecia Ford took care of her.

When Kecia had health problems, she signed Jada's rights over to her cousin and Jada had been living with that cousin since October. 

Now, her aunt is questioning what happened after officials say the young teen died of severe blunt force trauma.

"She couldn't talk. She couldn't walk. You were there to take care of her. You know she was in your care. How could you let anyone participate in killing her? You could've brought her back to me and I told her if it ever got overwhelming, I'll do what I have to do. I'd rather for me to be hurt than her. I just want to know why," said Kecia Ford, Jada's aunt.

Police arrested a 34-year-old man over the weekend. He has not been charged yet.

The State Department of Children and Families says they are looking into the teen's death.


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