‘Justice for Harper’ billboard in Radford pushes for answers in tragic case

Two-year-old Harper Mitchell died in 2020.

RADFORD, Va. – A new billboard in Radford is pushing for justice for Harper Mitchell, a two-year-old who died in 2020.

The girl’s mother, Amanda Mitchell, and a man named Andrew Byrd are both facing charges.

Their court cases have been continued more than a dozen times.

Family members like Harper’s father TJ Mitchell, who spoke to 10 News earlier this year, are frustrated by the delay.

“They’re not really giving me reasons. They’re saying lawyers wanted it continued or courts wanted it continued. I’m not getting a direct answer,” he said in January.

SAVESWVA is the community group behind the billboard.

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Alyssa Rae grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Virginia Tech. An avid sports fan, she spent her first 8 years in TV as a sports anchor and reporter.