Monday, January 4, 2021

The Murder of Egypt Covington

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27 year-old Egypt Covington was brutally murdered inside her own home in Van Buren Township, Michigan on June 22nd, 2017. Around this time, Egypt was about to start a new chapter in her life. Her boyfriend Curtis Meadows was planning on moving into her place the following month, and the couple was excited about taking this next step together. The two had been in an off-and-on relationship for almost 10 years, but had finally decided to commit to one another for good.

On the evening of June 23rd, 2017, Curtis went over to Egypt’s house after being unable to contact her all day. When he arrived, he saw Egypt’s car in the parking lot and the door to her house wide open. Curtis then approached the house and found Egypt’s dog, Ruby, barking near the hallway. When he looked to see what the dog was barking at, Curtis found Egypt’s body face down on the floor. Her hands had been bound behind her back with Christmas lights and she had been shot to death.

Investigators immediately believed that Egypt knew her killer. There was no sign of forced entry or robbery on the scene. Inevitably, Egypt’s boyfriend Curtis was thoroughly interrogated, but eventually cleared of suspicion. Almost a year after the murder, in March 2018, investigators finally announced they had a person of interest: Egypt’s ex-boyfriend Kenny Michalak.

Kenny and Egypt dated during a time period when she was broken up with Curtis. According to Egypt’s loved ones, their relationship was volatile. Kenny had apparently gotten physical with Egypt in the past, and had also been controlling and verbally abusive towards her. Curtis told police that, after he and Egypt had gotten back together, he saw Kenny lurking around Egypt’s car while it was parked at Curtis’s apartment complex. The last known time that Egypt personally encountered Kenny was at the Belleville National Strawberry Festival, shortly before her death. At that event, Kenny had apparently found out that Curtis and Egypt were moving in together, and he angrily confronted the couple. A week after that encounter, Egypt was found dead.

Kenny has denied being involved in Egypt’s murder. Despite being publicly named a person of interest, police have still not charged him with anything related to Egypt’s case. Egypt’s mother, Tina Covington, is not 100% sure that Kenny is the killer. While she acknowledges that Egypt and Kenny had a toxic relationship, she believes that police named him as a person of interest due to the pressure to blame somebody for the crime.

The investigation in Egypt’s murder is still ongoing. If you have any information that could held lead to the arrest of Egypt’s killer, please Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.
UPDATE (November 2020): Two men have been arrested in connection with Egypt's murder.
At this time, investigators have not publicly identified the men, but they are both behind bars on murder charges. This case is unfolding and updates are expected. 
UPDATE (Nov. 2020 cont): The identity of one of the two men arrested in Egypt's case has been revealed. Timothy Eugene Moore has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder, felony murder, first-degree home invasion, firearms possession by a felon and four counts of felony firearm. 

Timothy Eugene Moore

The second man, who has yet to be identified, has reportedly been released from custody. Prosecutors have cited "pending further investigation" as the reason for the man's release. 
UPDATE (Jan. 2021): Two more men have been arrested and charged with felony murder in Egypt's case. Shane Evans (31) and Shandon Groom (28) have are facing both felony murder charges and first degree-home invasion charges. Timothy Moore remains in custody on the charges as well. 

A motive for the killing has still not been revealed.

Shane Evans

Shandon Groom



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  2. Egyptian language is an Afro-Asian language formerly spoken in ancient Egypt. Now extinct, it however gave rise to the coptic language, liturgical language which ceased to be used as living language. Evolution of the Egyptian language on more than 4500 years can be divided in several great periods: Maat

    1. Has NOTHING to do with this murder case. Go elsewhere to stake your claim on ancestral depth or whatever. Get out.

  3. I'm so glad persons have been arrested and charged I did not know Egypt, but I know others who did, and the case has so troubled me. Bless her 🙏

  4. Doesn’t make sense for them to murder her for no reason