d'lisa kelleyJuly 3, 2016

D’Lisa Michelle Kelley, 24, walked out of her grandmother’s home in Dallas, Texas on March 7, 2014 around 4:30pm to attend a friend’s wake. A little after 6:00pm, D’Lisa’s sister received an inadvertent phone call indicating D’Lisa was in trouble.

D’Lisa could be heard screaming “Stop! Stop! Get off me!”. A man was also heard saying “Shut up! Stop screaming! You want to be hardheaded!”. The body of D’Lisa Kelley was found in an abandoned house, on Presidio Ave in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, on March 14, 2014. She had been beaten and strangled.

D’Lisa was the mother of a young son and 8 weeks pregnant with her second child at the time of her murder. Her family continues to seek justice and answers in her death and has pushed to create a “Kelley Alert”, similar to the Amber Alert for children and the Silver Alert for seniors, that would be used to help find adults who are known to be in imminent danger. Family and friends use social media like Facebook, Justice for D’Lisa Kelley, and hashtags, #‎JusticeForDlisaKelley‬ #‎KelleyAlert‬ to spread awareness about her unsolved murder.

If you have any information on the 2014 murder of D’Lisa Kelley, please call the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661 or submit your information via iWatch. To remain anonymous, an possibly be eligible for a reward, call the North Texas Crime Stoppers at (877) 373-TIPS.


If you have a loved one that is the victim of an unsolved homicide please submit their case here for consideration in a future Cold Case Spotlight post.

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