A young woman was shot dead in her Tennessee home just days before what would have been her 29th birthday.
Trashai Siske was found dead on Sept. 1 inside her apartment in Madison, a neighborhood of Nashville, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Officers were dispatched to the Sealey Avenue residence shortly after 6:30 a.m. to perform a welfare check and found the young mother dead from with several gunshot wounds.
Her killer is still at large.
A police spokesperson told Oxygen.com there was no new information on the case but said they were pursuing “strong leads” in what is considered an open homicide investigation.
Siske’s mother sat with ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN on the condition that she remain anonymous for fear of retaliation.
“I just want them to focus on her,” she said. “Because she was freakin’ amazing. And I will never be the same.”
Details about a possible suspect in the case were slim, though according to police, “a witness reported hearing an argument prior to several gunshots.”
“Why’d you take my best friend? Why’d you take my grandkids’ mama?” questioned Siske’s mother. “I just want to know why.”
According to the victim’s mother, Tuesday would have been Siske’s 29th birthday.
“No matter what she was going through, she would make sure that you knew that everything was going to be OK,” Siske’s mother continued.
Siske’s death comes as part of a recent spike in homicides within the Nashville area. WKRN reported that Nashville-area homicides had risen 9.2% since 2021 and that Siske’s homicide was one of 80 since the start of the year.
Of the four precincts covering the Nashville metro area, Madison alone has seen a 400% increase in homicides since 2021.
“There’s never going to be any closure,” Siske’s mother continued. “A part of me is forever gone.”
Police ask that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 1-615-742-7463.