The Quail Valley community is devastated by the heinous murder of a resident and fellow neighbor.
Leiah Jackson, 27, a long time Fort Bend resident and 2001 graduate of Elkins High School was savagely stabbed nearly two dozen time in the back and arms as she desperately tried to protect the life of her unborn son. Jackson was attacked at her Quail Valley home by a man she identified to her family as a relative of her fiancée.
Missouri City police responded to the attack that took the life of Leiah Jackson and her unborn son shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning at her home in the Quail Valley golf course community. Jackson, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant with a baby boy, was taken via air ambulance to the Houston medical center where she and her unborn baby succumbed to her injuries.
Later Sunday, police learned that Yancy Daniels, Jackson’s 30 year old fiancée, had been shot to death at an apartment in southwest Houston. Neighbors of Daniels reported hearing he and a family member arguing in the street about 9:30 Saturday night.
Leiah Jackson attended FBISD schools and had returned to serve as a nurse’s aide at Jones Elementary. Mary Ann Simpson, spokesperson for FBISD said, “ The entire Fort Bend ISD family is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Leiah Jackson.
Ms. Jackson had worked at the campus for three years, and for Fort Bend ISD for a total of six years, and was loved by both students and staff members.” Counselors were on the Jones campus Monday to help the students and staff cope with this unexpected and horrible loss, said Simpson.
At press time police were awaiting test results to make an arrest.
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