Richmond, Calif. – A woman was found dead inside of her Richmond apartment after her co-workers became worried when missed work.
Kishana Harley, 38, worked at the Social Security Administration office in Richmond and was also a community activist that spoke out against police brutality and injustice.
She left with a man for lunch but never returned. After missing work Tuesday and Wednesday, her co-workers grew concerned and went to her apartment reported KGO-TV. When they got there, blood was seen on the outside so they called the police.
Richmond police were called about 9:45 a.m. Thursday, July 19, to conduct a welfare check at the Monterey Pines Apartment complex in the 500 block of Berk Ave. The police gained entry to the apartment with assistance from the fire department after there was no response to a knock on the door.
Harley was found lying on the floor of her apartment with multiple possible stab wounds to her stomach area.
The apartment building then had to be evacuated because of natural gas in the area. A neighbor, Guevara, received a call at work from her daughters saying that the building was being evacuated because of a gas leak. When Guevara returned home, she learned that Harley had been killed and that the gas had been left on in Harley’s apartment.
Harley had four children, a 2-year-old, a 3-year-old, a 14-year-old, and an 18-year-old. Her kids were not at the apartment when the homicide happened as told by KRON4.
So far, motive, suspect information and cause of death are still undetermined.
Police are also looking for Harley’s black Mercedes R500 which is missing.