Monday, January 31, 2022

The Murder of Shallaina Jackson

 

Shallaina Jackson was brutally murdered at the age of 26 on March 26, 2013. The young mother's lifeless body was found that day, lying on the side of the road in Lawton, Oklahoma. She had been stabbed several times.

A month after her death, a local minister and few of Shallaina's friends placed a memorial for her in the spot where her body was found. During May 2013, that memorial was run over and vandalized. It's unclear if this incident is related to Shallaina's murder, and both crimes remain unsolved.

In 2014, investigators stated that had DNA evidence and multiple witness statements. However, a suspect has yet to be identified. There has otherwise been very little media coverage about Shallaina's murder investigation. 

Shallaina's mother finally broke her silence in 2019, when she spoke to local media and pleaded for anyone with information about Shallaina's case to come forward. At the same time, police announced that their investigation was at a standstill. Shallaina's family members have criticized said investigation, as police seemingly have plenty of information, but an arrest has still not been made. Shallaina's cousin explained, "I feel like they’re just not working hard enough to find who killed this young lady. They’re worried about other stuff but this is very important too, because there’s kids growing up without a mother right now."

Shallaina's case remains unsolved. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please submit an anonymous tip here. 


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