Police are investigating the apparent murder of a young woman whose body was found this weekend in her own home.
Details of how 27-year-old Egypt Covington died have not been released, but investigators are treating the death as a homicide, FOX 2 in Detroit reports.
A friend discovered the woman’s lifeless body Friday night in Belleville, Michigan, about 30 minutes southeast of Ann Arbor.
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Covington was known locally as a singer and had won various music competitions, including “Country Idol” at Fraser’s Pub in Ann Arbor. The pub will hold a vigil on July 1 to honor her.
Covington also worked in sales at the Palmer House Bar and Grill, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“So stunned and saddened with the news that our Rave sales rep, Egypt Covington, was murdered in her home last night,” the post reads.
“Thoughts and prayers for her and her family and friends. She was a beautiful and bright human being and touched many lives. I really don’t know what else to say. Hold on to the ones you love. Make sure they know how you feel about them every single day. Rest In Peace kid.”
Covington’s father, Chuck Covington, told FOX 2 that his daughter was an “angel” and was an “example of being generous, being kind.”
“People wanted to be around her because she lifted us up,” he said. “And that’s gone now. That’s gone.”
On social media, friends wrote kind reflections of the singer. Some who knew her also offered cash rewards for information to help investigators, including one person who has offered $10,000, according to the Daily Mail.
In his interview with the television station, Chuck Covington pleaded for the person responsible for his daughter’s death to come forward.
“They’ll never able to walk, think, talk, hold their head up because of what they know they did,” he said.
To report information about the death of Egypt Covington, call the Van Buren Township Police on 734-699-8930.
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