Family of Whitehaven woman killed in her home desperate for answers

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A woman was found dead in Whitehaven on Wednesday morning.

Family identified the victim as 69-year-old Sherlain Rowe.

Police said Rowe was found in the 5300 block of Millbranch Road, near Oakshire Elementary School.

Investigators said Rowe appeared to have been physically assaulted in her own home. Rowe's death is ruled as a homicide, but her specific cause of death is unknown.

Now, her family members are crying out for answers.

"You took a life and one thing about it, what's done in the dark my mama always said comes to the light," said Rowe's brother-in-law Darrell Richardson.

Richardson said their family is in shock.

"It makes you wonder what coward, gutless person could do this," Richardson said.

Family members said Rowe's sister saw her through the window Wednesday morning and called 911.

Neighbors said Rowe never hesitated on a smile or a friendly word, and Richardson said that's what they want people to remember her by.

"Funny, well-liked, well-mannered, she had a way with people, she would always try to help those she could," Richardson said.

Police were not able to share any description of the suspects, but the family said they need to know more.

"Just would like to know who did this and why," Richardson said.

They're asking the public for help and if anyone has any information to contact Memphis police. "You get by but you won't get away, it'll catch up with you soon."

WMC Action News 5's Tiffany Neely is speaking with Rowe's family. What they have to say about their love one's death, tonight on WMC Action News 5 at 5.

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