JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Darlene Farah spent Monday evening sifting through the memories of her daughter that were tossed in the trash.
Shelby Farah was working alone when she was shot and killed during a robbery at a Northside Metro PCS store two weeks ago. It reopened on Monday, and her mother was there with one goal.
"Justice. Not just for Shelby, but for other people also."
Farah is one of 49 people killed in Jacksonville so far in 2013. A number that breaks Farah's heart.
"I feel like somethings not being done right. Something needs to be changed."
Her attorney, Dale Carson, says change starts with the business and landlord. He's considering legal action if enough wasn't done to protect the 20-year-old.
"Always you will question a young girl being placed in a business by themselves with cash. That's a formula for a robbery. We don't want other people to suffer the same fate."
But Farah's efforts won't stop there. She says the cards, candles and balloons placed outside the store in her daughter's honor, were thrown away before the store reopened, but on Monday she replaced them. A symbol that her daughter’s life has a bigger purpose.
"I'm going to sort the trash out from it and put it right back up there," she said as she sifted through the bags found that she in the dumpster behind the store. "Shelby always said she was going to make a change in the city."
Her goal now is not only keep her daughter's memory alive, but to keep other families from suffering like she has.
"It's not fair to the people who are out their doing right, and doing what they're supposed to do, and going to work and are scared to go to work now because of all these killings. I feel like if nobody feels safe to go to work I really wish they would come forward and talk to me because I'm going to make that change for everybody in this city."
Carson is right now investigating if legal action can be taken. That investigation will be complete in about one week.
Darlene Farah tells Action News she also hoping to start a group to support the families of slain victims to give them a place to find comfort in each other.