A young North Carolina mother of two has been found dead in the back of an abandoned home, a death that investigators are calling suspicious.
Police were called to an abandoned Statesville home with no power running to it on the afternoon of Jan. 16 for a report of a deceased person. Shana Nichole Harmon, 25, was soon found dead by responding officers, the Statesville Police Department said in a press release.
“Foul play is suspected in the death of Ms. Harmon,” police stated the day that Harmon’s body was found. “No additional information can be released at this time.”
They noted in their press release that they canvassed the area looking for potential witnesses. No arrests have been made and nobody has been listed as a person of interest.
Police did not immediately respond to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.
The home where Harmon was found dead is allegedly often used by people looking to evade police, according to WSOC-TV in Charlotte.
Now, her family and investigators alike are desperate for answers to what happened to the young mother.
“She deserves justice,” her stepmother, Christi Harmon, told WSOC-TV. “The family deserves to know what happened. We don’t know anything. We just want answers.”
Harmon’s family told the outlet that Harmon struggled at times. Last October, Harmon was reported as homeless when she was arrested on a drug possession charge, Statesville Record & Landmark reports. She had also been arrested a few months earlier on a similar charge.
Despite any personal battles, her family said she loved her two children dearly.
“If anybody out there knows something, we’re just asking them to come forward and to let us bring our child home and let her rest,” her father, Sammy Harmon, told WSOC-TV.
Police made it clear in their press release that they “believe people in the community have information about the senseless death of Ms. Harmon.”
They emphasized, “We need the community’s assistance!”
Anyone with information is urged to call the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406.
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