EXCLUSIVE: Family of Anesa Baker speaks after her death


Friday marks just two days since 15-year old Anesa Baker passed away. 

“It’s just like a dream. It doesn’t seem real that she’s not here,” her sister, Jazber Walker tells News 5.

Walker says Baker was not only her lone sister but her only sibling. “I couldn’t ask for a better sister or a better person, even though it does hurt.”

Baker, a freshman at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, was shot on Easter Sunday at a teen concert at the Grand Hall Event Center. 

Her godmother, Kimberly McCaine, says they had been hoping for the best. “We knew it was severe, but we all were hopeful. Very hopeful and we knew she was strong.”

Anesa Baker was in critical condition for over a week, until she passed away Wednesday. “She was a fighter. She fought her hardest through this,” said Walker. 

As her family prepares for her funeral this upcoming Tuesday, they think of the good times, saying there was many with Anesa. 

“Her hugs are what I’ll miss. She would hug you every day as if she hadn’t seen you in years,” said McCaine. 

Her big sister says she was the funniest person she knew. “No matter what was going on, Anesa always had a smile on her face.”

While police haven’t announced any arrests, Baker’s big sister has a message for those who took her life far too soon. 

“It’s just crazy and it’s senseless that my sister had to fight for her life because you’re stupid. You made a dumb choice. But justice will be served for my sister. She is at peace. I do believe that.”

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