Sherry Lewis Aug 4, 1995 1 of 2 Decatur Herald and Review
Murder Victim Remembered ' , It , r "-i-, - 4 - r I q, 1 -I els -If 4 -::r5. f-l-:- 5 If". ' 4 e 4 f 1 1 .. r 11 11.11. 1,1. . Herald & ReviewHerb Slodounik MEET THE PRESS: Members of murder victim Sherry Lewis' family hold a press conference at Central Park Thursday to remind people of the first anniversary of her death and ask them to take Sherry's memory with them by wearing a green ribbon. At left, Sherry's sister, Debbie Lewis, and Macon County Sheriff Lee Holsapple talk to reporters as another sister, Terry Lewis-Foor, holds a picture of the victim. a (0 By KRISTI RUGGLES H&R Staff Writer DECATUR In a dream recently, Terry Lewis-Foor relived the last evening she spent with her twin sister, murder victim Sherry Lewis. "I asked her, 'Sherry, who killed you?' " Lewis-Foor said Thursday, "And she said, 'I really didn't know the guy.' " What Sherry said to Terry in her dream is what the surviving sister has thought all along: Sherry was an easy target for a stranger. Terry last saw her sister alive on Aug. 3, 1994. Two days later, someone strangled the real estate agent in a home she was scheduled to show on Finch Drive. Saturday marks the first anniversary of her death. No one has been arrested for the slay- Unsolved, but unfcrgotten The mother of murder victim Dorianne Warnsley also knows the pain. Story A3 ing, but Macon County Sheriff Lee Holsapple said there is a suspect. The suspect is in custody on another charge somewhere in Central Illinois, so Holsapple said he cannot flee or harm anyone while investigators firm up the Lewis case. "I feel confident that we are still moving in the right direction," he said. "But we still have some pieces of the puzzle to put together." Holsapple said there may be other suspects. For the Lewis family, the uncertainty is tough. "I'm always thinking about it or dreaming about it," Terry said. "I thought it would be solved in a couple of months," she said. "But I know this is a tough case. I know Sherry better than anyone, and I can't imagine why anyone would have done something like this." Terry held an 8-by-10 color photograph of her twin during a press conference by the fountain in Central Park on Thursday as sister-in-law Janette Foor asked the public to wear green ribbons to Decatur Celebration this weekend. The family has made more than 4,600 ribbons to be worn Saturday in memory of Sherry. They are are available at Harold's House of Donuts, Sun Control, Hair Styles for Men Only, Gregory's Popcorn, Mr. Rush, Carla-N-Co in Clinton and most area real estate offices.