McKenna Evans: Woman fatally stabbed with her father wrote eerie post about not feeling 'comfortable'

McKenna Evans: Woman fatally stabbed with her father wrote eerie post about not feeling 'comfortable'
The shocking murder of McKenna Evans and her father Ken Evans took place on October 27, 2022, at noon in Palmdale, California (McKenna Evans/ Facebook)

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PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA: McKenna Evans, who was stabbed along with her father Ken Evans in a Kohl's parking lot south of Los Angeles, wrote a disturbing social media post just a few days before being brutally murdered. McKenna Evans, 22, wrote on Facebook on Monday, October 24, 2022, that she needed to "find a home" because a "very toxic person" was moving back into the rental home they were sharing, and that she did not "feel safe or comfortable around him." 

Daily Mail reported that later that week, McKenna and her father Ken Evans, 54, who seemed to be living out of their parked cars at the retail store lot, were murdered by a man who local officials believe to be a transient. His identity has not been made public despite the fact that the individual was taken into custody in handcuffs.


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The shocking murder of Ken and McKenna Evans took place on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at noon by a homeless man in Palmdale, California, at Khol's parking lot on 10th Street West. McKenna wrote on her Facebook on Monday, October 24, "Hey guys, a lot of things are going on right now, things that are leaving me stressed and scared, and I could really use some prayers."

She continued, "My family still needs to find a home but our case worker hasn't been much help, my boyfriend and I also need to find somewhere else to live because in the house we are renting a room in, a very toxic person is moving back in and I do not feel safe or comfortable around him, I'm still studying for my boards in 2 weeks, and I'm seriously scared and depressed with everything going on," adding "I feel like I've lost all hope and I can't manage to scrape any up off the bottom of the barrel. Please just help me pray that things will turn out okay soon. I'm at a loss."

Responses on her post initially expressed concern and later transformed into shock when word of their deaths spread. It is unknown whether the suspect and the two victims were acquainted.

Meanwhile, a witness who wishes to stay anonymous told Daily Mail, "'He walked away from it, came back and started stabbing her again." Then walked away again. Came back. Kicked her, stabbed her two times in the abdomen, and walked away, " she added. The witness also explained how he stabbed Ken, "He got stabbed a couple of times, and then he was trying to get back into his vehicle where he continued to stab him."

McKenna's boyfriend Jesse Mercado stated, "My heart didn't want it to be true, All I want from this is just one more time ... just one more time. Can I just hold her one more time? And say my goodbyes and that's it. Tell her I love her. I'll always love her."

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