A haunting final post from one of Kohl’s stabbing victims revealed that she was “seriously scared” before she and her father were killed.
McKenna Evans, 22, shared a post on Facebook on Oct. 23 before her shocking death in Palmdale, California.
“Hey guys, a lot of things are happening right now, things that are leaving me stressed and scared and I could really use some prayers,” McKenna wrote.
She added that she and her boyfriend were looking for an apartment because the house they were renting a room in was near “a very toxic person,” whom McKenna said she didn’t feel comfortable around.
“I’m seriously scared and depressed about everything that’s going on. I feel like I’ve lost all hope and I can’t seem to pick anything off the bottom of the barrel,” she said.
“Please just help me to pray that things will be fine soon. I’m at a loss.”
Just days later, McKenna and her father, Ken Evans, 54, were working on their car outside a Kohl’s store on Oct. 27 when they were attacked by a homeless man for no apparent reason.
Ken was taken to a hospital but later died from his injuries. McKenna was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office announced that they have arrested a suspect they believed to be a homeless person.
Investigators said the suspect asked one of the victims for help with the car before a fight broke out that led to the stabbings.
LASD said the incident was reported just before noon at a mall on the 39800 block of North 10th Street West.
NBC LA said detectives were at the scene for 12 hours to process what happened.
“SHOUT AND RUN”
A witness told the outlet: “The lady was screaming and running back and forth from the parking lot [someone] stabbed her a couple of times in the back, side of the ribs and stomach.”
Another witness, who declined to be named, said she saw the attack while she was shopping with her two children.
“I see a lady running and a guy just grabs her from behind by the side of her stomach,” she said.
“He went to her chest and dropped her.
A FAMILY IN MOURNING
Elizabeth Evans mourns the loss of her husband and daughter.
“Not only was she my daughter, she was my best friend,” she told KTLA. “She was just full of joy and she cared about both people and animals.”
Elizabeth called McKenna “an absolute beacon … She knew no stranger. Everyone became her best friend.”
Ken was described by his wife as a “loving father” who “loved spending as much time as possible with his daughter.”
Jesse Mercado, McKenna’s friend, said he ran to the scene after hearing about the crime.
“I wanted to hold her again. It was hard knowing that the person who changed my life so drastically was taken in just one day,” he said.
Mercado said he met McKenna at the ice cream parlor they both worked at, saying that the moment she introduced herself “was the day I fell in love with her.”
Elizabeth said her husband is planning to move to Missouri and is trying to spend more time with his youngest child before he leaves.”
“That was Ken — a risk taker, always adventurous,” she said.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6571463/mckenna-evans-ken-khols-stabbing-last-facebook-post/ The haunting final post from Kohl’s stabbing victim shows she was “seriously scared” before she and her father were killed in Palmdale