Meadowview Murder Victim’s Family Speaks

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An outpouring of raw emotion – intense heartbreak and despair – from the family of  Tanganyika Williams, just a few hours after her body was found stabbed in front of a home on Sacramento’s 24th street.

“She was life. She had us laughing and we all loved her,” Alomia Watts, Williams’ sister, said.

“I hope that they catch them real soon, because that was wrong. She doesn’t deserve that. Never ever deserve nothing like that,” said David Williams Sr.,  who is Tanganyika’s ex-partner and raised four children with her.

“You didn’t have to do this. You’re a coward. That was vicious. It didn’t have to happen like that.  He could have just left her alone, just let her go.  You didn’t have to do this,” said Veronica Barnes, another one of Williams’ sisters.

According to the victim’s son, the Oak Park woman was left partially clothed in a neighborhood where she had come to visit friends.

Tuesday for Williams was supposed to be all about finalizing new savings accounts for her three grandchildren and another on the way.

Instead, her family fears she was killed because she was planning to divorce her husband of 11 months.

“It was her husband that she had a dispute with and according to her, what she told me, she was leaving him,” said David Williams, Jr.

Family members say that since learning of her murder, they have not been able to find or contact Tanganyika Williams’ current husband.

He shares the same last name as her ex-partner.

Police have yet to name any suspects in this case.

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