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So far in 2017, Mecklenburg County has seen 8 intimate partner-related homicides and 5 other-relationship domestic violence-related homicides.  This data is current as of July 21, 2017.

Intimate partner-related homicides:

Heidi May Morton, age 35.  Murdered by her husband on July 7, 2017.

Archie McGill, age 47.  Died on June 3 2017 from injuries inflicted by her husband on May 21, 2017.

Tiara Sade Clark, age 28.  Murdered by her boyfriend on May 3, 2017.

Jennifer Renee Smith, age 34.  Murdered by her boyfriend on April 5, 2017.

Yesenia Elena McMillon, age 27. Murdered by her ex-boyfriend on March 17, 2017.

Deandre Terrell Olsen, age 25.  Murdered by ex-boyfriend of Yesenia McMillon on March 17, 2017.

Elisa Meryl Slutzky, age 47. Murdered by her ex-boyfriend on March 8, 2017.

Milton Ricardo Graham, age 37. Murdered by his girlfriend on January 12, 2017.

Non-intimate partner domestic violence-related homicides:

Harold Rudolph Jones, age 63.  Murdered by step-son on July 3, 2017.

A'dan Blackmon, age 2.  Murdered by his mother's boyfriend on June 7, 2017.

Marcella Lightner Thrash, age 50.  Murdered by her son on April 10, 2017.

Ruby Bryant Atkinson, age 62.  Murdered by her son on April 2, 2017.

Curtis Sylvester Atkinson, age 63. Murdered by his son on April 2, 2017.

Local Direct Victim Services

Safe Alliance - Offers emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, court advocacy, 24-hour hotline, and other supports for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Mecklenburg County Community Support Services - Offers counseling and groups for survivors of domestic violence and dating violence.

Local Teams and Boards

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team

Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Community Leadership Team

Domestic Violence Advisory Board


Resources for Providers

Click here for a Cross Screening Assessment Tool Guide.

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