Friends and family of a South Bend native shot to death on a Kentucky Army base are searching for answers after she was found dead inside the home she shared with her husband. It appears to be an act of domestic violence, but military police have been tight-lipped about their investigation.
Photos of a vibrant, spontaneous young woman are all Jessica Roberts Rawls’ friends and family have.
“She’s a very, very intelligent, outgoing individual,” said Rawls’ former step brother, Rain Williams.
“Jessica was a fun person, a free spirit, she didn’t let anybody keep her down. [She] was always on the go, was a wonderful mother,” said friend Rica Clay.
Rawls grew up in South Bend and was the only girl to ever play football at Jackson Intermediate School. She graduated in the final class from LaSalle High School in 2002.
Those who knew and loved the 27-year-old mother of three young girls ... ages 11, 8 and 1 years... have so many questions.