Mom Slain Hours After Writing About Financial Success on Facebook
Just one day after a mother of three posted a positive Facebook message about her financial success, she was killed by a masked gunman, and officials believe that the social media post may be a clue.
Makeva Jenkins was shot and killed early Thursday morning at her home in Lantana, Florida, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies told CBS affiliate WPEC-TV.
She was killed just a few feet from her children and relatives.
Jenkins, 33, a mother of three children, answered a knock on her door at around 2 a.m. Thursday. The killer then fled in her car before it was abandoned a short distance away.
“We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures. No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business,” Jenkins wrote on Wednesday in the Facebook post. “I’m saying this to say, anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency.”
She was shot just hours later.
In another post on June 21, she showed a receipt for more than $20,000 in deposited checks. “May deposits were lit,” she said.
“I can’t make this up. I work hard because I have to. My life depends on it. I don’t ever want to be homeless again. That was a bad feeling. I learned a lot through that storm,” the post about checks said.
Jenkins worked as a business consultant.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, there was an “altercation” that took place inside the home, “resulting in the female victim being shot.”
Patricia Clarke, who knew her, said she was a family-oriented person.
“She was a very loving person,” Clarke told the Palm Beach Post. “She loved her kids, and loved her family and loved her husband.”
Police have said the investigation is ongoing, and they would not say if there’s a suspect.
In a statement on her Facebook page, her family confirmed the death and requested privacy.
“Regretfully, the news reports are true. The family of Makeva Jenkins asks that their privacy be respected at this most trying time. All of your love, condolences, and well wishes are appreciated; however, please refrain from calling or texting concerning the events. Please keep the family in your prayers,” the post read.