Mom of Jackson-Reed student found slain in hotel demands answers

The mother of an 18-year-old Jackson-Reed High School student found fatally shot in a hotel room in the NoMa area last month said at a news conference Thursday that she is frustrated by an apparent lack of progress and answers about her daughter’s death.

“There’s been no updates on anything, so at this point I’m just lost,” said Toni Cole, whose daughter Akira Wilson was found slain at the Hilton Garden Inn on First Street NE on Nov. 19. “I’m trying to figure out when something will happen.”

Cole appeared at the news conference with Wilson’s grandmother, Dawn Perry, and