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Mother of Peoria homicide victim says ‘tomorrow never came’

Bridget Ross
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Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 6:05 PM CST
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Sherry Ross said when police arrived at her home, around 7 am on New Year’s Day, she couldn’t believe what they told her.

“They said, ‘was Bridget Ross’s mother’. I said, ‘yes’,” Sherry said, “They said, ‘ma’am your child’s deceased’. No, she’s not, she’s not deceased.”

35-year-old Bridget Ross was shot early on New Year’s Day. Sherry said Bridget was at her apartment.

Sherry said she spent New Year’s Eve with Bridget and told her ‘I love you’ before Bridget headed home for her annual New Year’s party.

“I’ll see you tomorrow. Tomorrow never came,” Sherry said.

Bridget was a mother of 6. The Peoria native was known for her loving personality and was typically seen sporting her favorite color, yellow.

“Vivacious, bubbly, happy,” Sherry talked about her daughter’s personality. “Even when she was down, she wasn’t down for long.”

Bridget Ross was not the only homicide on New Year’s Day. Two hours prior, Daniela Jackson was also shot.

“It’s awful, those poor parents. I know they’re going through the same thing I am and it’s awful,” Sherry said.

Police named 27-year-old Robert A. White as a suspect.

Considered armed and dangerous, police warned if you see him, don’t approach him.

Call 309-673-4521, or CrimeStoppers.

Bridget Ross’s family has a go fund me to support, funeral cost.

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