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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

[MI] ON FACEBOOK: "JUSTICE FOR BERNITA" - 9 years, still waiting.

Bernita Sims [White]
Slain June 23, 2001
No arrests.
One suspect.

Previous Post:

[MI] 8 YEARS AGO, 1 MONTH AFTER FILING FOR DIVORCE, STATE TROOPER SGT.'S WIFE BERNITA SIMS [WHITE] WAS EXECUTED BY A SNIPER'S SHOT THROUGH HER HEART   - ...The warrants quote Bernita White's mother, 67-year-old Barbara Sims of Detroit, as saying "Artis had her killed," when a trooper informed her of her daughter's death. Sims died after getting the news...Mother and daughter were buried in the same week...

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Please join the Facebook site Justice for Bernita!

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  1. AnonymousJune 24, 2010

    Posted: May 11, 2010

    It's a murder that shocked the city of Lansing, one that reverberated beyond our state's borders, a murder that, nearly nine years later, remains unsolved. Listen to the facts of the Bernita White killing and see if you can help police solve the mystery.

    On a sunny, summer day, Bernita White was having a party at Lansing Potter Park for one of her children. Despite some turbulence in her personal life, this was a happy day for Bernita until a lone gunshot rang out. Moments later Bernita White lay dead in front her children and dozens of others, but a member of the family remains at the center of the case. Bernita's estranged husband, Artis White, himself a member of the state police force then and to this day. Through a seemingly endless investigation, White remains the lone person of interest, but he's written a book claiming police incompetence and made a video of his side of the story as well. Artis White has always maintained his innocence.

    Artis White, May 2003: "I did not kill my wife."

    For the first time ever, Lansing police pull out the entire case work for us to see. Four massive binders, more than 2,000 pages of documents and boxes and boxes of evidence with one message to deliver.

    Police official: "We're still working this year."

    Because unlike many cold cases, this one in particular is one the LPD says it will never set aside.

    Police official: "This doesn't sit well with the community."

    Still, the lead detective assigned to the case admits getting this to trial will be difficult, and nearly a decade of investigating frustrates them and the public.

    Police official: "People watch CSI, it doesn't work that way and yet there is hope. I'd love nothing more."

    And for Bernita's sister Belinda, who each year takes out an ad in the paper to remind everyone that a killer remains on the lose. Then passing years have not diminished her desire to see justice done.

    Victim's sister: "One day we'll have an answer."

    If you have any information that could help police solve this cold case, call Crimestoppers at 483-stop. There's up to a 1,000 dollar reward for any tip that leads to an arrest.

  2. Dear Lord may the kids on the playground the people in the park and the people at park enterance feel safe to come forward with what they seen at Potters park Lansing, mi,,,,Big Blue Chevy Four Door!!!! Its ok and safe to contact crime stoppers,, I know its on your minds and what a blessing to get it out! Praying for close the case and to clear the accused,,AMEN!

    1. Michigan OIDV's response to Anonymous comment left on Behind the Blue Wall - Bernita White murder [entire response]
      Post is also on the Justice for Bernita Facebook page:

      It appears that 'someone' - ahem - wants people to be misled into believing that the blue Chevy Caprice used by the Beltway Snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo was at Potter Park Zoo the day Bernita was murdered.

      This 'someone' -ahem- wants to throw public doubt at the Lansing PD's investigation of Bernita's murder. So let's clear this up ASAP...

      Renee' Harrington - MIOIDV

    2. nothing in THIS comment is in Proverbs 6:16-19 ,,

    3. Here's the Proverbs verses referred to. Dont assume we understand your point. Please illumine your point.

      Proverbs 6:16-19
      There are six things which the Lord hates,
      Yes, seven which are an abomination [a]to Him:
      Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
      And hands that shed innocent blood,
      A heart that devises wicked plans,
      Feet that run rapidly to evil,
      A false witness who utters lies,
      And one who spreads strife among brothers.

    4. At survivor's link"
      "... The Beltway Sniper Task Force - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Virginia Department of Transportation -
      FOUND NO CONNECTION BETWEEN BERNITA WHITE'S MURDER & the sniper attacks of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo...NONE!..."

  3. If you are a family member, friend, or know Bernita Sims White in any other capacity, please contact Renee' Harrington at:

  4. In White's book about his ex- wife's shooting death, he doesn't mention how he was busted by the Lansing police department for using the State Police law enforcement information network to stalk Bernita. Criminal charges were not filed. What is up with that?

  5. White's book does not mention he hired a private investigator to follow his ex-wife.

    Lansing State Journal
    Jun. 14, 2013
    [Excerpts] Police on Friday released a profile of the suspect... Investigators believe they are close to solving the June 23, 2001 killing of Bernita White... “We know there is critical information out there that someone is holding on dearly to, for some unknown reason”... According to the profile, completed by state police, the suspect is a man, about the same age as White. He is intelligent, articulate and educated. He was “emotionally connected to Bernita” and familiar with the Potter Park area... “manipulative” as well as task-oriented and methodical...

  7. You finger pointer make me sick! spend your time puttin past in past and dont put fear in the 7 drivers of seven cars to make them not come forward what they seen at enterance of car going in and out of park in est 15min window! my two eyes still burn in the back of my head! Ahem you say im a artis fowlerer! maybe I schould contact him for the first time? If some one look and listen to Michigan tips and in person on phone tips on crime stopper or like lines you may put puzel together! I still fear for my life for the driver is at large! Some one in person on phone didnt listen when i said dont kill John before he confesses to Potters Park shooting!

  8. Hey. You need to say what you know or if you don't know, don't say anything at all. IF YOU THINK this is a distraction, I can tell you it will probably backfire.


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