Alana Sims’ body was discovered along a New Tampa street as her toddler was fast asleep in her vehicle nearby. Let’s see what happened to Alana Sims in detail.
Tampa mother found dead: what happened?
A 22-year-old mother, was discovered dead by authorities on a street near the Easton Park Subdivision in New Tampa.
The woman was identified by the victim’s family as 22-year-old Alana Sims. She was five months pregnant, they added.
On February 13, Sims would have turned 23 years old, according to reports.
Officers are attempting to determine what caused Alana Sim’s death after learning that she did not reside in the area.
Police said that a neighbor saw an unconscious woman lying in the grass next to the road in the 10700 block of the Pictorial Park Drive, which is in the Easton Park neighborhood.
Officers were called shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday and discovered the woman, who was in her 20s, deceased next to her car with “upper body trauma.”
She did not reside in the neighborhood, according to the police, who believe this was a targeted killing.
According to investigators, her infant was sleeping in the Ford EcoSport SUV car.
Alana Sims’s family is looking for answers
Alana Sims was found dead, and her 1-year-old son was found unharmed in her SUV. Police are now looking into her death.
Shahlevi Sims, Alana’s mother, stated that her daughter loved her son, “he was her everything.”
She was a lovable soul. “I mean, she didn’t have to die young,” “She shouldn’t have to die young. And everybody should know that you know, your loved ones, you want to keep them close because you just don’t know.”, Shahlevi Sims, Alana’s mother, said.
Detectives are questioning witnesses and looking into what might have caused her death.
The precise cause of death of Alana was unknown. Police are hopeful that someone in the area has surveillance footage that might have recorded what took place.
The young child was unharmed and is now with a relative, according to early Tuesday morning reports.
According to Tampa Police Department spokesperson Crystal Clark, “This is a complete tragedy.”
“You have a child now who’s without a mother because someone took her life while the child was sitting right there in the car behind her as it happened.”
Police are encouraging people in the vicinity to review their security camera footage for any footage that could aid in their homicide investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.
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