After parents die in apparent murder-suicide, community rallies around their young girls
JERSEY CITY — Friends and family are rallying around the family of Sineka Davis — the woman found shot dead days before her husband's body may have turned up in a New Brunswick movie theater parking lot.
Davis was found shot to death inside her Manning Avenue home in Jersey City on Thursday following a domestic dispute, authorities have said. An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Davis' husband, Steve L. Franklin, on first-degree murder charges.
The identity of the man found in the car parked in the AMC Theratre on Route 1 has not officially been identified. But Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, in a tweet, said she "believed (the man) to be husband wanted in murder of wife in Jersey City."
New Brunswick Police Captain J.T. Miler said his department is handling the investigation and cited department policy in not disclosing the man's identity.
Jersey City Police have not returned a message seeking information on any prior incidents involving Davis and Franklin, or taking place at their home.
The Kingdom Experience Miniseries will host a concert in Jersey City on Saturday to benefit the couple's two girls, age 12 and 15.
"Life has changed for them. We can't bring their mom back, nor can we fill the void. But we can let them know that they are not alone," a Facebook event post read.
Jai Inrealitea organized the concert after she was was approached by another parent whose child is in a class with one of Davis' daughters.
"He didn't know what to do but wanted to do something," Inrealitea said.
Inrealitea said prayers alone were not enough to assist the grandmother who Inrealitea said is caring for the girls, "so I made some phone calls to some of my friends to come together as a community so that we can help this grandmother with these girls."
Funeral arrangements have not been been announced.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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