While her baby was sound asleep in her car nearby, Alana Sims’ body was found on a New Tampa street. Let’s examine Alana Sims’s situation in more detail.
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Alana Sims, a mother found dead in Tampa: What happened?
Authorities in New Tampa found a mother, 22, deceased on a roadway close to the Easton Park Subdivision.
The victim’s family named the woman as 22-year-old Alana Sims. They also mentioned that she was five months along.
Sims would have turned 23 on February 13th, according to reports.
Officers are investigating Alana Sim’s death after determining that she did not live in the neighborhood.
According to police, a neighbor in the 10700 block of Pictorial Park Drive, in the Easton Park area, spotted an unconscious woman lying in the grass next to the road.
The woman, who was in her 20s, was found dead next to her car on Monday just after 10 p.m. after police received a call about the incident. She had suffered “upper body damage.”
The police, who think this was a targeted killing, said she didn’t live in the neighborhood.
Investigators claim that her infant was dozing off inside the Ford EcoSport SUV.
The family of Alana Sims is seeking clarification
Her 1-year-old kid was found unharmed in her SUV, but Alana Sims was discovered dead. Police are currently investigating her death.
Alana’s mother, Shahlevi Sims, said that her daughter adored her son and that “he was her everything.”
She has a sweet soul. She shouldn’t have had to pass away at such a young age, I mean. Shahlevi Sims, Alana’s mother, said, “And everyone should know that you know, your loved ones, you want to keep them close because you just don’t know.”
Detectives are interviewing witnesses and trying to determine what might have caused her death.
Alana’s exact cause of death was not known. Police are hoping that someone in the neighborhood may have security video that might have captured what happened.
According to accounts from early Tuesday morning, the tiny youngster was unhurt and is presently with a relative.
Crystal Clark, a spokeswoman for the Tampa Police Department, said: “This is a horrible tragedy.”
“You now have a child without a mother since she was murdered while the youngster was sitting directly behind her in the car as it happened,” the man said.
People nearby are being urged by police to look through their security camera footage for any material that can help with their homicide investigation.
At 813-231-6130, call the Tampa Police Department if you have any information.