In January of 2019, Oklahoma City Police responded to a welfare check at a home near NE 10th and Standish.
When officers arrived, they discovered the bodies of 15-year-old Roshawna Stevens, 35-year-old Carnesha Powell and 44-year-old Elijah Mothershed inside the home with trauma “consistent with homicide,” according to officials.
“Somebody took them from me. I want them to be held accountable for that,” Jackie Brown, mother and granddaughter of Powell and Stevens, said.
Mothershed was a local business owner and community leader who News 4 spoke with back in 2016 about his efforts to revitalize OKC’s NE side.
“We’re harmonizing the mind, the body and the spirit for unity and peace in our community instead of violence and chaos,” Mothershed told News 4’s Jessica Bruno.
Mothershed and Powell, who were engaged, never made it to the alter. Stevens was robbed of the chance to graduate high school and one year after the senseless crime, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
“I talked to the detectives about 3-4 times, but I had to call them to try and get information and they wouldn’t give me any information,” Brown said.
Brown wants to know who killed them and why. She’s been waiting for police to fill in the blanks as she raises Powell’s six other children.
“It is horrid. The kids are having break downs. The kids are crying. The schools are calling me,” Brown said.
It’s been a rough year for Brown and those who knew and loved the three lives who were taken too soon and they’re ready for justice to be served.
“I brought them into the world and somebody else took them out and it’s just killing me because I don’t have any information, nobody tells me nothing. I deserve something right? I deserve the truth. What happened that day?” Brown said.
When News 4 called OCPD officials on Tuesday, they confirmed there are no updates at this time.