Sketch of man accused of killing Sterling Heights high school student released

There's been little information released since the murder of a Sterling Heights high school student more than two years ago.

Today a sketch of the alleged killer was released, considered a significant moment in the case.

"Hopefully off the streets by seeing this person we have right here, maybe something can be done fast," said Jimmie Rankin, "very fast."

Jimmie Rankin is the father of Jada Rankin, who was killed Oct. 16, 2016 after leaving her Grandmother's house. An honor student at Sterling Heights high school, coping with her death hasn't been easy for her family.

"Some days I don't survive, some days, it's harder than others," said Tawanna Rankin, Jada's mom.

The sketch shows an African American man with a mustache, beard and short hair. 

Members of Jada's family spoke at a press conference, hanging on to a sliver of hope and statement of determination.

"I'm going to see you, I'm going to look you in your face and you're going to look at me in my face and you're going to tell me why," said Tawanna.

There is a $13,500 reward for any tips that lead to an arrest. If you know anything, please call 1-800-SPEAKUP.