COLUMBUS, OH – Detectives investigating the New Year’s Eve murder of a 15-year-old girl in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Columbus have identified 14-year-old Michael “Mike Mike” McCurdy as the suspect.
McCurdy, now a fugitive from justice in considered to be armed and dangerous.
On New Year’s Eve, police responded to a shooting incident on Atcheson Street to find 15-year-old Unique Prater with a fatal gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Unique was becoming my fully upcoming grown teenager that has been through a lot. I will truly miss and cherish our special moments and memories together,” her mother said.
A funeral service for Prater was held on Monday at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Bureau at 614-645-4730. Tips can also be made to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.