Madison precinct detectives still trying to solve 2018 carjacking, murder

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A woman’s carjacking and murder has been unsolved for more than a year now, and detectives hope someone will come forward 

It was back on January 15, 2018 that Metro Police said 29-year-old Maria Brown was shot and killed in a violent carjacking at the Highland Cove Apartments in Madison. 

Detectives said Brown was in the car with her girlfriend when a gunman approached their vehicle and demanded money, neither woman had any,

“….he then went to the driver’s side of the vehicle, where he dragged Maria out of the driver’s seat and shot her one time.” said Detective Christoper Cote with the Madison precinct. 

Maria’s car was found two days later in North Nashville. No one’s been arrested but there are persons of interest. 

“Nobody can commit such a heinous act and not share it with somebody, especially somebody they may confide in…. that person who they confided in, needs to come forward and talk to us and tell us what they know.” said Cote. 

He added that they also want to speak with Maria’s girlfriend.

“Marquita Brown, the passenger in the vehicle, has been reluctant to come forward and assist detectives in the investigation.” 

Maria’s mother, Angela Kerley, said the family is always praying that someone will come forward, 

“I find myself sying I’m sorry everyday because I wasn’t there. The right thing to do is to come foward.” 

Tips can be shared with our partners at Nashville Crimestoppers. The number is 615-74-crime. You can remain anonymous and you may qualify for a cash reward. 

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