Mother of woman found in DeKalb County creek seeks answers

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The mother of a murder victim found dead in a creek last week is searching for answers and justice.

"She's very sweet, very loyal, very giving and to know her is to love her. The person that done this to her don't know her, couldn't have known her because if he did he wouldn't have done it to her," said Mary Jones, the mother of murder victim Tekeila Calloway.

Ms. Jones met with FOX 5 News at St Paul's United Methodist Church on Summit Rd in Gainesville where her daughter was known to many as a member of the choir.

Last Thursday afternoon, the body of the 35-year-old was found face down in a creek near a bridge at the abandoned Hidden Hills Golf Course in the subdivision with the same name, that's about 55 miles from the Gainesville area where Calloway grew up.

"I didn't believe it and I still don't believe it but I have to believe it because my daughter has not called me, she still has not called me," said Ms. Jones.

DeKalb County Police said it's unknown if Calloway was shot to death elsewhere and brought to the golf course and dumped there or if she was shot at the location.

The victim's mother has her own theory.

"I'm assuming somebody probably took her there against her will and done it there. And I'm pretty sure that it was somebody that was familiar with the area," said Ms. Jones.

She said she doesn't personally know the Hidden Hills area, adding her daughter used to live in Unincorporated DeKalb County near the subdivision.

She said in recent years Tekeila Calloway also lived in North Carolina with her brother then had moved back to Gainesville.

"Everybody got enemies and everybody got friends," said Ms. Jones.

She said she had heard internet rumors about her daughter's connection to quote the 'wrong people.'

For now, she said she is focusing on a proper burial before turning her attention to seeking justice.

"Justice will be served. All hell will break lose. All hell will break lose because somebody is going to have to answer for this somebody is going to have to pay for this," said Ms. Jones.

The mother of the victim says her daughter funeral is scheduled for Friday afternoon at St Paul's United Methodist Church on Summit Street in Gainesville with the viewing on Thursday night.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the DeKalb County Police Department.

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