published Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Woman from Cleveland, Tenn., slain in Raleigh found by 8-year-old daughter

A 30-year-old woman who recently moved from Cleveland to Raleigh, N.C., was found by her 8-year-old daughter slain and covered in blood this week.

Melissa Dawn Huggins-Jones was found by her daughter in their Allister North Hills apartment at 441 Allister Drive, according to reports by the Raleigh News & Observer.

Huggins-Jones’ daughter went for help and found construction workers in other apartments in the complex just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the report.

A 911 dispatcher asked the caller to go to the apartment. Her body was found on the bed.

“There’s blood everywhere, ma’am,” the caller told the dispatcher.

The dispatcher told the caller to lay Huggins-Jones flat on her back and remove any pillows.

“Ma’am, I think it’s too late for that. ... She’s cold, cold as ice, ma’am, and I can’t ..., there is no pulse,” the caller responded.

Authorities have not released how Huggins-Jones died. As of Wednesday, authorities had made no arrests in her case.

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