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Grieving mother using food truck to stay busy while waiting for closure

Posted at 8:35 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 20:35:58-05

INDIANAPOLIS — It's been almost three years since an Indianapolis mother lost her son to gun violence the holidays are especially hard for her.

“Any graveyard in Indianapolis doesn’t need to be watered because mothers like myself, we water the graveyard when we go see our kids because we are always there crying,” Damita Boochee said.

She is still grieving the loss of her son Amond Boochee. As she waits for closure and someone to speak up about his murder so an arrest can be made, she's keeping herself busy.

“When I’m in that food truck. When you see his logo, his face,” Damita said.

These days you can find her on her food truck named after her son.

She doesn't want his case to turn cold and hasn't given up hope that someone with answers about what happened near West Washington and South West streets on that March night in 2018 will come forward.

"He gives me strength from the grave because he wants me to be strong," Damita said. "I want to be strong I want to live because I want to see justice."

She says when she's cooking and serving customers that's when she feels her son's presence most.

“I turn the music on, and I dance from the front of the truck to the back of the truck,” Damita said.

It’s all just her way of keeping her son close as she waits for closure in his case.

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