Family of Lake Stevens' stabbing victim speaks out

Family of Lake Stevens' stabbing victim speaks out

Family of Lake Stevens' stabbing victim speaks out

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by Heather Graf / KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM

It's now been nearly a week since 20-year-old Phillipa Evans-Lopez was found stabbed to death at a home in Lake Stevens.  Hers is the city's second homicide in less than a month, but her family wants people to know she is much more than a statistic.

"I want people to know she wasn't just a person who was found," said her aunt, Rosa Gonzales.  "She has a family and a son, and a sister, uncles, aunts, cousins.  She has a whole family."

On Friday, five days after her death, that family sat down with KING 5.

They're sharing her story in hopes of compelling her killer, or someone who knows who her killer is, to come forward.

"I know somebody out there has some information regarding her murder," said her mother, Kris Evans.  "No one deserves to die in the brutal way she died, and I'm urging anyone that has any information to come forward."

Authorities told Phillipa's mother she was stabbed multiple times.

The family believes she was not targeted at random.  Instead, they think the person that took her life was someone she knew, or at the very least an acquaintance.

"Knowing that person is out there living their life and doesn't care they took her away from us, it's just wrong," said Gonzales.  "It hurt so many people."

Phillipa's young son turns three on Sunday. It will be a tough day for the entire family.

"I will tell him that his mom loved him, and she always wanted what was best for him," said Evans.

Phillipa's body was found Monday morning inside a Lake Stevens home she'd only recently moved to.

If you have any information about what happened,call the Lake Stevens Police Department of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

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