‘Say her name:’ Marchers demand justice in death of Anna Scott

Published: Apr. 13, 2022 at 11:25 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Holding posters with Anna Scott’s face and the slogan ‘No Justice No Peace’, more than 40 people gathered at the Reno City Plaza Wednesday evening for a march and prayer in her honor.

Her body was found on February 3, inside a burned car on southbound I-580 at the Galena Creek Bridge. With no arrests, the family is demanding answers.

“The burial is something they took from us, that’s something we will never get peace with,” said Victoria Erwin, Scott’s stepmom. “They need to realize what they did was brutal and that’s my fear and his fear. We don’t want it to happen to nobody else. These monsters are still out there, these are not humans.”

Scott was a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute and Washoe tribes. The event was also in honor of all Missing Murdered Indigenous Women.

“Every day I just cry, I gotta cry for my daughter. I want justice. I’m waiting for that day,” said Joseph Erwin. “Just need help from all the community.”

After praying at the BELIEVE sign, the group marched to the federal building on South Virginia Street for another prayer circle, calling for the attention of the community and law enforcement.

“I think everything should not just be normalized with certain categories of certain races,” said Caterith Martinez. “If detectives cannot solve cases, then other people need to move forward and take those places so all these cases of different women can be solved.”

The same month Scott was found dead, a 23-year-old man, who authorities said was wanted for questioning in possible connection to a murder case, was shot and killed by police during a foot chase.

As of this report, the sheriff’s office has not responded to our request for updates.

Scott’s kids are now trying to understand that “mommy is in the sky.”

“Anna was one of a kind,” said Peggy Scott, Anna’s mother. “She was funny, smart, intelligent, a good mom, a good daughter and she will be missed.”

If you have information, call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

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