A grieving family of a Clarksdale truck driver said their daughter was a victim of a New Orleans homicide.
The family of Karmeshia Thomas, 25, said they’re getting no answers.
Joyce Thomas believed her daughter was the victim of a homicide because that’s what detectives originally told her.
Thomas’s decomposing body was found dead in her tractor-trailer rig in New Orleans. The truck sat on the lot for three days.
“They first told my son it was foul play, but when they got there they said it was undetermined,” Thomas said.
Thomas told FOX13 her daughter called two family members from the Mardi Gras truck stop in New Orleans on Sunday September 9 telling them her cell phone had been stolen on Bourbon St. That was the last time she was heard from.
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Thomas' mother told FOX13 the truck stop gives tickets to drivers who don't pay daily.
“So why had no one checked on her for three days knowing she hadn’t come in and paid her ticket,” Thomas said.
A staff member approached the rig after Thomas' mother called looking for her. There was a foul odor coming from the rig, so they called police.
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