A SINGLE mom was beaten to death while her kids slept upstairs before her young daughter found her body the next morning.
Mariah Wilson, 28, was allegedly found dead in her home in Niagara Falls on September 4.
Her cousin, Julia Stevens, told WKBW that the incident took place between 12am and 3.30am.
Stevens said that the mother-of-two had called the cops that night to report that there were two “unwelcome” people in her house.
However, it is unclear whether the policeresponded to her report in person.
“In the morning her daughter found her,” Stevens told the outlet.
Mariah was planning on leaving the town just months later, her family said. Stevens added that she was “working really hard to move to South Carolina specifically to provide a better life for her children.”
No one has been arrested following the incident.
“If someone in Lewiston was beaten to death in their own home, every town in Western New York would be talking about it. Who could have done something so horrible?” Stevens told the outlet.
The Niagara Falls Police has said that the investigation is ongoing. The Niagara County District Attorney’s also told the outlet it is a homicide case.
A fundraising page set up to help Mariah’s children described her as “a kind beautiful person.”
“When we all say ‘Protect Black Women,’ Mariah is the prime example of another failure to make that happen,” the page read.