Family Pleading for Answers after Plaza Midwood Murder

UPDATE: Family members have set up at GoFundMe page to help pay for final resting costs. Click Here for more.


CHARLOTTE, NC – A family is pleading for the killer of a 26-year-old Plaza Midwood woman to come forward.

For two days, police have been searching for the gunman who shot Katherine “Kétie” Jones and left her body in a parking lot.

“This is just really bizarre how this happened. I, I don’t get it at all,” says Plaza Midwood resident Hannah Moore Edwards.

A day later, friends are still puzzled.

“I don’t think this is a bad neighborhood and I don’t understand what happened. If it’s completely random, I think that’s really strange,” Edwards says.

Friends say Jones, known as “Kétie” or “Memory” was walking home when someone shot and killed her early Saturday morning.

Investigators haven’t released a motive or named any suspects.

“Everyone’s hurting. And you know, everyone’s really pulling each other up,” says Plaza Midwood resident Mike Butler.

A memorial continues to grow at the crime scene behind a real estate office at The Plaza and Hamorton Place.

“Several friends and several people that knew her, that I was close to, have been really really hurt by this. And we just want to figure out what happened,” Butler says.

We’re also hearing from Jones’ mom on Facebook.

She writes, “We are deeply hurting.. but we appreciate all the love.”

Jevona Livingston says she visited the Common Market Saturday night, where Jones often hung out, to talk with her friends and hear their stories.

Friends are also planning a benefit concert for Jones Tuesday night at Snug Harbor in Plaza Midwood.

It starts at 9:30.

“She was a really good girl. And I hope, hope everyone can just know that there’s tons of love, always and hopefully that will get us through this sad time,” Edwards says.