Family of murdered Belleville singer raising money for private detective
(WJBK) - Loved ones are still looking for justice eight months after the death of 27-year-old Egypt Covington.
She was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in her home on Hull Road in Belleville in June 2017.
Police have said her death didn't appear to be random, and believe she likely knew her killer. She died just says before her 28th birthday.
This weekend, the family held a fundraiser at Belleville Moose Lodge hoping to get enough money to hire a private detective to look into her case.
"I absolutely believe that a second set of eyes can't hurt. If you had cancer; would you get a second opinion?" says her mother, Tina Covington.
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Egypt was well known in the community for her voice. She won Country Idol at Fraser's Pub in Ann Arbor.
"She was just somebody that brought a lot of joy; she brought a lot of spirit to all of us, to her family. I loved to be around her, and so did everybody else," says her brother, D'Wayne Turner.
If you'd like to help the family, you can make a donation at any TCF Bank to the "Justice for Egypt" account. You can also make a donation online via their GoFundMe account here.
If you have any information about Egypt's case, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will be anonymous.