There has been very little information about Esscence's case in the media. Four years after Esscence's death, in 2015, her mother Diana Garlington shed more light on the circumstances leading up to the murder. Diana told reporters that Esscence's boyfriend--one of the men in the car with her on the night of her death--was allegedly abusive. He was also reportedly the target of another shooting just a week before Esscence was shot. Diana also stated that this man forced Esscence to leave with him on the night of her death. She explained, "The night it happened, he went to my sister's house where [Esscence] was staying, he forced her into his car, and took her to a store on Broad Street. I was told by a witness, the last account of what I heard, was that an SUV started following them when Esscence got behind the wheel of the car when they left. Then they started firing at the car, and she was the only one of the car who got shot."
The police also told Esscence's family members that there are other witnesses, but nobody has come forward. There are no known suspects or persons of interest in the case at this time and Esscence's murder remains unsolved. Her family is pleading for answers. If you have any information that could help solve Esscence's case, please call 1-855-776-7100 to submit an anonymous tip.