Egypt Covington’s family still waiting for justice 5 years after her murder

Egypt Covington was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head and her body wrapped in Christmas lights on June 22, 2017. The Van Buren Township 27-year-old woman was found dead at 7:15 p.m. inside her home in the 45000 block of Hull Road. Covington’s boyfriend at the time was the person who found her inside her home. As Wednesday marks the fifth year anniversary of Covington’s murder, the family expresses their emotions.

Van Buren Township, Mich.Egypt Covington was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head and her body wrapped in Christmas lights on June 22, 2017.

The Van Buren Township 27-year-old woman was found dead at 7:15 p.m. inside her home in the 45000 block of Hull Road. Covington’s boyfriend at the time was the person who found her.

As Wednesday marks the fifth year anniversary of Covington’s murder, the family expresses their emotions. Her siblings have matching tattoos that are a shape of the country Egypt with the words “can’t stop, won’t stop.”

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“She was at the right place, she was at her home. She wasn’t doing anything that she shouldn’t be doing and it can happen to anybody,” said Covington’s sister.

The three men going on trial later in October for Covington’s murder are Timothy Moore, his cousin, Shandon Groom, and his brother, Shane Evans.

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Previous coverage:

34th District Tina Brooks Green said Thursday there was enough evidence for two men from Toledo and a man from Sumpter Township to face first-degree murder charges at trial.

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