Aaliyah Newell, 47, was final seen Sunday grabbing drinks together with her mates. Now these mates try to deal with this sudden loss.
“My first thought was, this cannot be actual,” mentioned Brandy Garris, pal and sorority sister of the sufferer. “She was a stupendous, stunning soul and I hate to assume what her final moments have been like.”
Newell labored as a human assets recruiter and school adjunct professor. She was discovered unresponsive in a house within the 7200-block of South Vincennes Avenue in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Wednesday night time. Police mentioned she suffered blunt pressure trauma to her head.
Those that knew and cherished her are at a loss.
“She was positively genuine,” Garris mentioned. “You have been going to get Aaliyah Newell and nothing else. Somebody actually took away an angel on this Earth.”
Garris met and have become shut mates with Newell whereas attending College of Illinois. They have been additionally ‘Alpha Kappa Alpha’ sorority sisters
“Everybody cherished Aaliyah,” Garris mentioned. “Everybody did…She was your sister, she was your mom, she was your confidant.”
Garris, like so many others, says sufficient is sufficient.
“My first thought was, this cannot be actual,” mentioned Garris. “We skilled a lot trauma these days. We’re bored with it, bored with it in Chicago and bored with it in our Black and brown group.”
Police mentioned nobody is at present in custody and no description of any suspect has been launched. An investigation is ongoing.
A candlelight vigil shall be held Friday to honor Newell.
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