Destiny Weaver was 25 years old when she was murdered. Her body was found inside her vehicle, which was parked at a location in Kansas City, Missouri, and the person responsible for her murder has yet to be brought to justice.
Just shortly after 8 p.m. on June 3, 2017, two women were walking around Tower Park near 75th and Holmes when they noticed Weaver slumped over in her car, a Kia Soul.
They knew something was amiss when they also saw that her eyes were open and that there was dried blood on her clothing, according to Fox4KC.
One woman said she recognized her from the previous afternoon. She was parked in the same spot, and she was smoking a cigarette.
But this time, the woman said she “saw the woman slumped over in the middle part of the seat on the driver’s side.”
“I walked by and I said, ‘Let me back up and look at her again.’ Because she looked strange. Her mouth was open. I back up, and I saw she wasn’t breathing.”
They called 911.
The other woman said, “I can’t remember nothing like this happening in this park because I’ve been coming here for years.”
When emergency first responders arrived, they pronounced Weaver dead on the scene, The Kansas City Star reported.
An autopsy showed that Weaver had been fatally shot the day before her body was found.
Weaver’s mother told KSHB in 2017 that her daughter did not have any known enemies.
“I feel like whoever did this was someone probably close to her,” she said. “Why I say that is because my daughter was very particular [SIC] who she was around, who she hung with, who she built a relationship with.”
“We want justice. We want to know who did it, why you did it, why did you take my daughter, who had so much going for herself?”
Weaver worked as a summer youth counselor, and she was also an entrepreneur. She was the owner of Fonk’d OWT Tees and Wigz Split Hair Designs.
For three years, she studied forensic science and maintained a 4.0 GPA at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma.
Relatives told the media that they are not giving up on trying to find out who killed Weaver.
“I loved my daughter very deeply,” the victim’s mother said. “And nothing will be able to fill that void. I just really ask the community to please help.”
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Destiny Weaver is encouraged to contact Det. Wayne Fitzner with the Kansas City Police Department at (816) 234-5331.