Courtney Cooke, 27, beloved daughter and mother of a 1-year-old child, was found shot to death on the Natchez Trace Parkway and now her family–and authorities–are searching for answers, reports WJTV.
Cooke was discovered at approximately 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning inside of her car on the historic Natchez Trace right outside of Carthage, Mississippi, not long after she told her family that she was on her way home.
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Courtney’s mother shared the last text messages she received from Courtney.
The first came in at 11:31 from Courtney saying, I’m on my way… kiss ivy for me.
At 12:06 Courtney’ mother responded, “Ivy’s waiting for you, we’re leaving at 6 for Jackson.”
Courtney replied, “I’m on my way momma.”
That would be the last Courtney’s mother would ever hear from her daughter again.
Her mother says Courtney had moved to Carthage from Hattiesburg to make a new life for herself and Ivy- her one-year-old daughter, now left without a mother.
Her sister, Markitta Scott, recalls the last conversation she had with Courtney, just hours before she died. She said, “I was like, I love you and she was like, hold up, before you hang up, she was like if anything ever happens to me, ya’ll make sure Ivy is taken care of. I didn’t know that was going to be my last talk with her.”
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