November marks six years since Kimberly Watts was murdered in her Long Beach home. In that time, no arrests have been made. Her murder shocked and devastated those who knew her.
Forty-eight year-old Kimberly Watts was many things: a nurse at Memorial Hospital, a devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Though her life ended tragically, her family will always remember her as the woman who lived for others and a good time. “If you were having a bad day or if it was stressful, she would find a way to make you laugh. She liked to have a good time. She was fun and full of life. That’s what is so tragic that someone so full of life was taken away at such a young age.”
Watt’s nephew, Damion Holcomb, says the murder of his aunt left a lasting impact. He says knowing all the things in life she missed is tough. “One of the hardest things for me was my marriage. Kim was like a sister to me and she didn’t have the opportunity to meet my wife. I’m going to tear up thinking about it, but that’s the hardest thing. I know my wife would have loved her and they’re a little bit a like.”
Watts’ body was found inside her Long Beach home on the morning of November 11th, 2014. It is believed she was killed the night before. No arrests have been made, but the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department does have a person of interest who they have not publicly identified.
Holcomb credits the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department for the work they have done in Watts’ case. However, he says he’s not sure if his aunt’s killer will be brought to justice, but it’s justice he says that will finally bring his family peace. “The hardest feeling is knowing that the person who did this is walking the streets. He’s living his life and enjoying it after he took a great life from this world. He is just allowed to walk around and do whatever he wants. It is sick.”
Holcomb pleads with the public to come forward if they have any knowledge of what happened to his aunt. “Do what’s right. Come forward. I loved her more than anything in the world. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss her.”
Kimberly Watts would have turned 54 this year.