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Keisha Murray

A young woman's body is found propped against a tree at a cemetery

  • Last updated: October 29, 2023
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • July 7, 2013

Overview of Keisha Murray

Keisha Murray was the life of the party, a mother of five, and a beloved daughter and sister.

Keisha had the best sense of humor, according to her family members. She always had a smile on her face, and was always able to make someone laugh, even on their worst days. Keisha had her own struggles, like anyone else.

“She had a great sense of humor, always said the goofiest things. You could always get a smile on your face thanks to her.” - Ericka, Keisha’s sister.

Keisha did have a criminal history, though her mother explains in interviews that she was working to get her life back on track at the time of her untimely death. 15 years before her death, Keisha was also diagnosed with schizophrenia, a diagnosis she struggled with.

"There's no such thing as a perfect person," she said. "My daughter was a human being. She was trying to get her life together."

Despite hardships in her life, Keisha always made time for her five children, who were the true light of her life. Keisha was also known to be a bit too trusting, according to her sister, and would often find herself in difficult situations because of it.

Keisha Murray
“She was always too trusting. She always thought that anybody who smiled at her meant they wanted to be friends. But that’s just who she was.” - Ericka, Keisha’s sister.

Keisha’s body is found in a cemetery.

On July 7, 2013, Keisha’s body was discovered in Restlawn Memorial Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL. Her body was in plain sight, leaned up against a tree and wearing a yellow dress with floral print. Authorities quickly determined that she had been bathed and likely killed somewhere else before being brought to the cemetery.

"Unbearable. I'm heartbroken. She was my baby, she meant the world to me. It's not going to be the same without her. Nothing's going to be the same." - Keisha's mother.

Unfortunately, due to the limited media coverage in Keisha’s case, there aren’t many details about her life, her death or the investigation.

Where the case stands today.

Today, it has been 9 years since Keisha’s untimely death and her case remains open and unsolved. If you have any information, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS (8477). There is a $3,000 reward being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for Keisha’s death.

“I’ve exhausted all avenues, but I’m still hoping for the day my family can finally face the murderer in court. We may not ever find closure, but we could at least find justice.” - Julia Clover, Keisha’s sister.


  1. Date Found:July 7, 2013
  2. Birthday:August 16, 1978
  3. Age at Incident:34
  4. Race:African-American / Black
  5. Gender:Female

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