Offer reward in murder mystery
May has arrived and that's when Beverly McCants experiences her worst pains. Her 14-year-old daughter, Melanie Lyons, was murdered in her South Side apartment in the 8700 block of South Marshfield on April 21, 1986.
She was found by her mother -- who returned home at about 10:30 p.m. that Monday night -- with multiple stab wounds. She had also been sexually assaulted.
May is such a troubling month for McCants, a kindergarten teacher herself at the time of Melanie's death, because her daughter had so many dreams for her future.
When McCants looks out the window and sees young ladies and gentlemen headed to their proms, she thinks …