The bodies of two African-American Tampa, FL women were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Jacksonville, FL.
The police have identified the women as Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, whose bodies were found at about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told the Jacksonville news station WJAX the women were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another.
“Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911,” Sgt. T.K. Waters said.
Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death. There are currently no suspects and no one has been implicated in a crime.
Ball’s family still lives in Tampa and they spoke with ABC News extensively Thursday night about the two victims.
They described the two women as inseparable best friends.
“I just don’t understand what happened,” Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.
According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half and were working as exotic dancers.
“I feel like sometimes that I failed,” Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. “What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts.”
“I just plead with you, whoever done this, please just turn yourself in,” Ball’s aunt, Permella Hargrove, said through tears. “Anyone that knows anything about these murders would you please, please help our families to get some justice and some peace.
This is a developing story and you can get updated details about the case.