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Facebook; Alysia Nicole Strickland
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The daughter of a retired Roanoke judge and an attorney was shot to death in Baltimore last week, police said.
Alysia Nicole Strickland, 33, was found in a burning car in the Mondawmin neighborhood of west Baltimore early Friday morning, Baltimore police said. Both Strickland and a second victim, 34-year-old Taewon Tuck of Baltimore, died of gunshot wounds to their heads, police said.
Strickland is the daughter of Diane Strickland, a retired circuit court judge, and Art Strickland, a Roanoke attorney. The Stricklands released a short statement Monday, confirming their daughter’s death. “We greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers,” it read. “Please allow us time to privately process our grief as a family.”
A spokesman for Morgan State University in Baltimore said Strickland was a graduate student studying architecture at the school.
Gail Martin of Odgen, Utah, said she met Strickland 12 years ago, when they both lived in Baltimore. She described Strickland as a loving, generous, devoted friend with a good sense of humor and a deep love for her two dogs.
“I am completely heart-broken over her senseless death, as are her many other friends,” Martin wrote in a Facebook message. “Such a kind, gentle person did not deserve such a horrible death and I think that is what has sickened and devastated all of her friends the most.”<
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