‘She has three kids left behind,’ St. Mary Parish family of murdered woman hold balloon release in her honor

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ST. MARY PARISH, La. (KLFY) Family and friends gathered recently on Highway 90, near the baldwin exit for a balloon release in memory of Karlnita Marks.

The release was held at the scene of a shooting that took the young woman’s life.

25 year old Marks was discovered just before midnight Saturday, May 31, morning sitting in her vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head.

Her mother says before that she was talking with her daughter on the cell phone.

She says her daughter told her someone in a vehicle was following behind her vehicle.

We’re told Karlnita’s phone suddenly went silent and that’s when her mother believes her daughter was shot.

“This is a good child for her to have to be shot like that. Whoever you are, lady or man, step up. She has three kids left behind. Thats not right. I want justice for Karlnita.”

The family says they’ll continue to work with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s office who is investigating the case as a homicide.


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