Family of Albany woman found dead under suspicious circumstances is looking for justice

Family calls for justice after suspicious death in Albany

The family of a woman found dead in Albany last week under suspicious circumstances is looking for answers and calling for justice.

In front of a Lexington Avenue apartment in Albany, there is a big makeshift memorial. It’s filled with balloons and candles and bottles– a tribute to the woman who was found dead there last week.

On Thursday around 11 a.m., police went to Lexington Avenue near Second Street in Albany for reports of an unresponsive woman. They say they found Latisha McKinney dead. Police are calling her death suspicious.

McKinney had just turned 31.

Her sister said Tisha was always cooking. The mother of five worked, and had a job interview scheduled for Tuesday.

Her sister said McKinney had been clean for a while. She said someone did something to Tisha.

“Somebody had to. The stories we’re getting told don’t make any sense and we just want the story, we just want to know what happened to her. Everybody loves Latisha McKinney, everybody loves her.”

Her family says people saw Tisha fighting with someone the night before and that she was heard screaming for help.

“No one got any help for her. They saw stuff, but didn’t get any help.”

She says another mystery is that a lot of her sister’s recent purchases are missing.

“She bought new pairs of sneakers, boots, clothes for herself, sneakers and boots and clothes for her son, and now we get here, all her belongings are gone.”

McKinney’s family would like her to be remembered as a loving person.

“My mother just wants answers, that’s it. We just want answers, we just want justice for her. That’s it.”