Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Murder of Keisha Murray


Keisha Murray (34) was found murdered in Jacksonville, Florida on July 7th, 2013. The mother-of-five was found in broad daylight at a cemetery on Ribault Scenic Drive. Keisha's body had been set against a tree, and it appeared that she had recently been bathed. Police quickly labeled Keisha's death as a homicide, though they have never publicly revealed her exact cause of death. Her killer remains unknown to this day.

Investigators believe that Keisha was killed somewhere else before her body was placed against the tree at the cemetery. Other than this information, there are very few details that have been publicly released about the murder investigation. Most of the known information about Keisha and her life prior to her death has come from her family members. 

In 2019, Project: Cold Case published a write-up on Keisha's case on their website. Project: Cold Case is an organization that works with families of cold case victims in hopes of bringing more public attention to those cases. On their website's write-up on Keisha's case, her sister Julia Clover was quoted. She explained that Keisha had struggled in the years leading up to her death after meeting a new group of friends and being diagnosed with schizophrenia. Julia also said that two women who were a part of Keisha's new group of friends were also found murdered just two months after Keisha's death. The identities of these women have not been revealed, nor has this information been corroborated by investigators or in the media. Still, if the murders of Keisha and these two women are connected, it's likely that they were killed by somebody they knew.

It's also possible that Keisha's murder is connected to her legal troubles. In the years leading up to her death, Keisha had been arrested several times on charges of burglary, battery, forgery, and possession of cocaine. However, Keisha's mother stated that Keisha was working to get her life back on track before her untimely death. Investigators have not revealed whether or not they believe Keisha's murder is related to her past, nor have they elaborated on any potential suspects in the case.

There is a $3000 reward in place for information leading to Keisha's killer. If you have information that could help the investigation, please contact 866-845-TIPS to submit an anonymous tip.

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