Sunday, March 27, 2022

The Murder of Destiny Weaver


Destiny Weaver was found murdered inside her car on June 3rd, 2017. The 25-year-old lived in Kansas City, Missouri at the time of her death. Destiny worked as a youth counselor and also had her own business called Fonk'd OWT Tees and Wigz Split Hair Designs. Many knew Destiny as a smart and kind young woman. She maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her years in college and had a bright future in front of her. Destiny's loved ones are puzzled by her murder, and a motive remains unclear.

On the evening of June 3rd, two women were walking around Tower Park in the Waldo neighborhood when they noticed a woman - later identified as Destiny - slumped over inside a parked Kia Soul. One of the women actually recognized Destiny from the day before. The car had been parked in the exact same spot, and Destiny had been sitting in the car smoking a cigarette. 

It is believed that Destiny was killed a short time after she was spotted that previous afternoon. Once police arrived on the scene, they determined that Destiny died from a gunshot wound to the head. She had been dead for an entire day before she was spotted.

To this day, Destiny's killer remains unknown. According to her mother, Destiny did not have any known enemies. In 2017, Destiny's mother told reporters, "I just feel like whoever did this was someone probably close to her. Why I say that is because my daughter was very particular who she was around, who she hung with, who she built a relationship with."

It seems likely that police have interviewed those who were in her life at the time of her death, but an arrest has still not been made. Investigators have also not publicly announced any suspects or persons of interest. 

A nonprofit organization has been created in Destiny's memory called Justice 4 Destiny Inc. The purpose of the organization is to help the loved ones of homicide victims by sharing their stories and providing resources. A Facebook page for the nonprofit can be found here.

If you have any information that could help solve Destiny's murder, please contact the TIPS hotline 816-474-TIPS.

Kansas City Star

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