Tuesday, September 26, 2023

What We Know About the Double Murder of a Mother and Daughter in Nassau Village

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Thirty-year-old Alicia Sawyer and 8-year-old Ednique Wallace were killed in Nassau Village on Monday morning by gunshots fired by Sawyer’s boyfriend, Travon Stevens.

8-year-old Ednique Wallace killed by her mother’s boyfriend, Travon Stevens on Monday morning. Photo Credit: Social media

After the murder, the Criminal Investigation Unit quickly issued a wanted person bulletin for Travon Stevens, believed to have a rap sheet of convictions.

Travon Stevens killed the mother and daughter in their Nassau Village home. Photo Credit: RBPF

The case has brought national attention to murder against women and children, following recent crimes against these vulnerable groups.

Here’s what we know:

What happened before Alicia Sawyer was killed

  • One day before her murder, Alicia Sawyer told police that Travon Stevens, her boyfriend, choked and kicked her while at his house.
  • Stevens raped her.
  • Stevens sent the nude pictures to her contacts.
  • Stevens bribed Sawyer not to report him to the police

What happened Monday morning

  • A young girl called police, saying her mother was dead at their residence.
  • Police discovered the bodies of Sawyer and her daughter Ednique on Stack Avenue, Nassau Village at 8 am on Monday.
  • Stevens ran away from the scene and was on the run from police before his capture on Monday night.
  • Initial police investigation ruled the incident domestic in nature.

What happened Monday evening

  • Police arrested Stevens’ father.
  • Police gained insight into Stevens’ whereabouts and surveyed his movement.
  • Reports say Stevens was seen near his residence in Garden Hills, before turning himself into police.
  • Stevens surrendered to the police after 9 pm on Monday evening.
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