The family of a woman who was shot and killed while driving on Interstate 70 is offering $10,000 for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of the shooter.
Melissa Peskey, 40, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was driving eastbound on I-70 with her two young children when somebody shot her from outside the car late at night Dec. 13. Peskey lost control of the car and crashed near the 96-mile marker, just east of the Lamine River.
Her children weren’t hurt, but Peskey was dead when Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene.
Nobody has been arrested in connection with the shooting nine months later. The patrol knows the killing wasn’t an accident but not if Peskey was targeted or if it was a random attack, Sgt. Scott White said.
The patrol has investigated about 160 leads, ranging from people they’ve interviewed to digital evidence, like phone records, they’ve reviewed. The case is still open and active, and the patrol has more leads to investigate, White said, but the family hopes the reward may convince someone to offer more information.
The family sold T-shirts, and held a golf tournament and silent auction to raise the $10,000, White said. Anyone who has information about Peskey’s death should contact Troop F at 573-751-1000. Callers can leave tips anonymously, White said.