Kansas City mother killed in apartment near children

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly a month ago, a Kansas City mother was killed in her own apartment with her children nearby. The police are looking for answers and his family wants to understand why.

Jenna Nava, 35, was hugely loved and her family and friends say she loved them right away. They want to see justice in his death and give an end to his children.

“His children were his life. His friends and family. Everyone who met her loved her,” said longtime friend Shabrielle Law.

The mother of four would do anything for her children, family and friends. Her brother, Jonny Nava, says that in the last years of his life, they grew closer.

“She was loved by everyone. And everyone she came with, came with, was loved. You loved him. Of course, I liked him very much. But yeah, she touched a lot of hearts,” Nava said.

On Jan. 25, Kansas City, Missouri police were called to his apartment after 10 p.m. The family said three of their four daughters were home at the time with another adult in the apartment.

“They saw what led to this. And then they were sent to the bedroom and called 911,” Nava said.

When the police arrived at the apartment, they found Nava shot and she died before they could take her to hospital.

“I was afraid for them. You know, obviously there were things that could have been much worse than what happened and if they had wanted to do more, they could have and thank God they didn’t. I was scared for them and also for what they went through,” Nava said.

Her friends said Jenna has always helped take care of their children and now they want to make sure her daughters are safe and that justice is done for their mother.

“All we can do is be there for them. It’s tough because they’re so young and I don’t think they’ve really dealt with it, but it’s going to be a long way ahead of us,” Law said.

Kansas City police said there were no arrests in the case. His family is asking anyone with information to contact law enforcement. They think they know who did this to Jenna and the police try to solve the problems.

“It shouldn’t have happened. She should be here with us. She should be here with her daughters. She should be here with her family,” Law said.

“Jenna was always helping people and you know, even though people can be bad in the world, do what you can to help others,” Nava said.

FOX4 spoke with the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office about the case. They say the police sent them Nava’s file. but he was fired citing the need for more evidence.

If you have information that could lead to an arrest in this case, you are encouraged to call the TIPS Helpline at 816-474-8477. You can remain anonymous and there is a $25,000 reward leading to an arrest.

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