Javona Glover: Walgreens employee stabbed to death by woman
Update: On February 22, 2017, the body of Tavon Jackson, the 25-year-old suspect in the horrific stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend Javona Glover, was found in the woods, media outlets reported.
A preliminary investigation by police indicates that Jackson committed suicide.
Glover's mother, Jennifer Battles, released a statement praising the investigators for their hard work:
"I am happy and relieved to finally have closure. My family and I can begin the healing process in what has been an emotional roller coaster," Battles said, according to the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. "I no longer have to worry about my granddaughter's safety. I would like to thank the U.S. Marshals and the Tallahassee Police department. They worked tirelessly to bring justice to my family. I would also like to thank my family and friends for keeping me sane in the midst of it all."
Original story below:
Javona Glover, 23, was on the job working like she did on any other day at the Walgreens on Ocala Road in Tallahassee, Florida.
Toiling at work as she always did, Glover couldn't have known this day would be her last on Earth. But that's what happened Tuesday, August 31, 2016 in a horrific incident.
Police say a male suspect by the name of Tavon Q. Jackson walked in the store and stabbed Glover to death. When they arrived on the scene, Glover, a mother of a 2-year-old was bleeding profusely, according to Tallahassee.com.
The U.S. Marshal Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Jackson's arrest.
Glover's aunt, who did not want to be identified, spoke to WCTV and struggled to put in words the pain that she was feeling about her niece. "My niece was my everything," Glover's aunt told WCTV-TV. "That was just like a daughter to me. I've always been in my niece's life. I love that girl. How you kill a innocent person like her? Whatever you were feeling -- that's crazy man. Like, you took my niece."
"We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of our team member. The store is temporarily closed while police conduct their investigation and we refer you to police for any additional information," the company said in a statement obtained by Tallahassee.com.
Glover leaves behind a daughter, Ja'nya Jackson of Tallahassee, according to her obit.
On social media, rapper T-Pain confirmed that Glover was his niece.
Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Jackson and have no leads on her whereabouts.
Tallahassee Police Department is asking the public's help with information about Jackson and/or his whereabouts. But this is what he looks like:
To give info please call the hotline at (850) 891-4298. To remain anonymous, please call CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.