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Woman murdered, dumped on side of the road

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The family of a North Mississippi woman who was murdered, then dumped on the side of the road, is praying for justice while hoping to educate others about the dangers of domestic violence.

As Mississippi state agents hunt down clues to find Corvettea Spears' killer, her twin sister is hoping to help other victims spot the signs of domestic violence before it's too late.

Corvettea Spears' sister, Cordiva, said nothing will ever be the same. She said her family had no idea that her sister was in a domestic violence situation and now she is hoping that her story will help others get the help they need.

"Friday night I knew something was wrong, but I couldn't figure out what," Cordiva said. "I had an unbearable pain in my stomach and I knew something was wrong."

Cordiva's feeling soon came to a frightening reality when she received the phone call on Friday night telling her that Corvettea was dead. Cordiva said she didn't know what to do.

"I went into straight panic mode," Cordiva said. "I knew at that moment I wasn't going to be able to pick up the phone and just call her."

Family members said the mother of an 11-year-old daughter and 13-year-old daughter died because of domestic violence.

"I lost a part of me because she's my twin sister, of course, and also my best friend," Cordiva said.

At around 9 p.m. on Friday, on Highway 38 by Tocowa Road in Courtland, MS, Spears was thrown from a vehicle by her boyfriend. She was later found lying in the street. 

The Panola County coroner confirms Spears was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is now investigating what happened.

"I wouldn't want anybody's family to go through this grief and this pain that our family has suffered, because now we're burying my sister less than a month after her birthday," Cordiva said. "Her daughters no longer have their mom. I no longer have my sister."

Spears urges anyone that's in a domestic violence situation to seek help.

"Nobody knows the situation you're in unless you ask for help."

And to her twin sister, her best friend....

"I love you, I will forever miss you," Cordiva said.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the daughters Corvettea left behind. To donate, click here.

There are several places you can reach out to get help in abusive relationships:

  • To contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-SAFE, or click here to learn more.
  • To contact the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, call (901) 222-4400, or click here to learn more.
  • To contact the Mississippi Coalition against Domestic Violence, call 1-800-898-3234, or click here.
  • To contact the Arkansas Coalition against Domestic Violence, call 1-800-269-4668, or click here.

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