HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KSDK) - The mother of the woman murdered in Hazelwood earlier this week is speaking out for the first time.
Edna Jones, mother of Denitra Jones, sent an email to Newschannel 5 Wednesday morning saying the family continues to mourn for itsunexpected loss.
"My daughter was a bright, beautiful, caring young woman who was 'literally' loved by everyone who took the time to get to know her," she wrote. "She died for no reason. We are overwhelmed by both grief, for our loss, and gratitude, for the outpouring of support that we have received from friends and family."
Hazelwood police found Denitra Jones dead in her apartment in the 5400 block of Forest Creek Monday.
Michael Collins, 26, has been arrested and charged with murder and armed criminal action for Jones' death. He's being held in St. Louis County detention facility on $500,000 cash-only bond.