Just after 5 AM on January 28, 2017, authorities received a call about a sh*ooting at a Doral Street home in North Lauderdale, Florida. They arrived to find a mother and her daughter suffering from multiple gunsh*ot wounds. An intruder had sh*ot them while they both slept in the teenager’s bed.

15-year-old Jada Allen was pronounced dead at the scene. Temeco Williams, a 48-year-old mother of five, was taken to Broward Health North, where she died a short time later.

Jada’s younger sister and brother were in the house at the time of the mu*rders. “She heard her mom scream help me I got s*hot,” according to their cousin Alexandrea Allen. The sister grabbed her brother, locked the door, and called the police.

Temeco was described as a reserved woman and dedicated mother by her sister, Nicole Williams. Jada, a Blanche Ely High School student, dreamed of being a doctor. Nicole remembered her niece as a “social butterfly,”

“To be around her was to love her, period. She had the prettiest smile and she can just be goofy and just make you laugh. She was that typical teenager.”

Both investigators and the family believe Temeco and Jada were targeted, but no one knows why. There were no signs of a forced entry, and the k*iller likely knew the house’s layout, where the family had been living for just a few months.

Detective Zack Scott of the Broward Sheriff’s Office explained why he thinks the victims knew their ki*ller,

“This was someone personal who knew one, if not both, of our victims and probably acted from some form of emotion — extreme emotion — whether it’s anger or jealousy.

Because of that extreme emotion, we believe that they’re probably still very emotional. They probably said something to somebody, maybe not admitting exactly what they did, but statements that have caught someone’s attention.”

It has been six years since the lives of Temeco and Jada were cut short. The family is struggling to move on without closure. They believe the ki*ller is burdened by what they did and may have shared information with someone. Nicole hopes that person will come forward one day,

“Nobody deserves what my sister and my niece got. And, you know, yeah, some people are in the wrong place at the wrong time. But they were in their home. They were asleep.

Who could hurt you at that time in that place? So why would you want to go into their home and violate them and violate our family?”

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