Stabbing victim’s daughter describes mother, said they didn’t feel safe at home


by Ashley Korslien &

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Updated Thursday, May 3 at 6:44 PM

SPOKANE -- The daughter of the women stabbed and killed in Northeast Spokane Thursday told KREM 2 News they didn’t feel safe in the area.

Sharlotte McGill was stabbed while walking her dog, alone on a walking trail near 1800 E. South Riverton. According to her description of the incident, a man jumped out of the bushes, stabbed her several times and fled. Sharlotte later died as a result of her injuries.

Sharlotte left behind an only child, a 24 year old daughter, named Billie.

KREM 2's Ashley Korslien spoke with Billie Thursday afternoon who said she and her mom moved to the neighborhood just one week ago.

They didn't feel the area was safe and were actually in the process of packing their bags to move somewhere else.

Sharlotte McGill’s daughter said just last night the two were watching movies in their apartment.

Thursday morning, Billie woke up to a knock at the door, that's when she learned of the stabbing.

Sharlotte walked her dog Lily every morning at 8 am.

Billie describes her mom as "a woman who always stayed positive and made the best of everything" and always loved to laugh.

Billie is thankful she was by her mom's side during her last moments at the hospital.

Sharlotte was a membership clerk at Costco in Spokane valley. She had worked for the company for 12 years.

Costco co-workers have set up a fund in honor of Sharlotte McGill. The money will go to McGill’s daughter. People can go to any Numerica and donate.