Who was Eleni Kassa? A missing Tennessee woman was discovered dead in the trunk of her car after it crashed near the border of Detroit and Dearborn. Let’s find out who that woman is and learn more about the Missing Women case.
Missing Tennessee woman found dead
The bodies found in the back of the car have been linked to a Tennessee mother who was reported missing ten days ago, and one of the ladies who took part in the gunfight with police on Sunday near the Detroit Dearborn border has been recognized by authorities.
According to the Murfreesboro Police Department, Missing Tennessee woman’s body was found following a police chase, crash, and shootout with officers.
Who is that Missing Tennessee Women?
The Michigan State Police and the Murfreesboro Police Department have identified Eleni Kassa, 31, who went missing on November 18 and was discovered in the trunk of the car that crashed.
Dominique Hardwick, 36, of Lebanon, Tennessee, was identified as the driver of the vehicle.
Police did not identify the 34-year-old female passenger in the front passenger seat.
She was detained and brought to a hospital to receive medical attention for her wounds.
Who was Eleni Kassa?
On November 17, Murfreesboro resident Eleni Kassa, 31, failed to pick up her child from school.
The following day, Nov. 18, her family filed a missing person’s report.
Kassa was listed as missing last week by the Murfreesboro Police Department.
An altercation inside Kassa’s residence in Murfreesboro reportedly escalated to a possible domestic violence incident between her and her partner, Dominique Hardwick, 36, according to an MPD press release.
The car and phone belonging to Kassa were left at the residence. Hardwick’s black Dodge Charger with Tennessee license plates was thought to be carrying the two.
According to MSP, a car associated with a Murfreesboro missing person case that was considered endangered was detected by a license plate reader in Dearborn.
Authorities confirmed that the car had Tennessee license plates and was a black Dodge.
MSP tweeted that Dearborn police attempted to pull over the automobile, but the driver fled when they got close.
After losing track of the vehicle, the pursuit came to an end. However, a short while later, police were called to a crash involving the same Dodge at a house.
According to MSP, after hearing a gunshot, police opened fire.
Police Car Chase
The front-seat passenger, a 34-year-old woman, was hurt in the collision and sent to the hospital, according to MSP.
The driver, who has now been named Hardwick, was discovered dead at the scene from a head wound caused by gunfire.
The results of Hardwick’s autopsy were “consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the police stated Monday night.
From the car, a 9mm Glock pistol was retrieved.
“Trauma that was not a result of the crash” was found on Kassa’s body when it was found in the car’s trunk. Authorities claim that the facts surrounding her death have not been established as of Monday night.
The family of Kassa said earlier on Monday that they were awaiting the findings of the autopsy to see whether the body found was their loved one.
Additionally, they wished to express their gratitude to the police for their tireless efforts in finding Kassa.
“Detectives are still interviewing witnesses, including the front seat passenger in the crash.”
Kassa Ghirmay’s brother, Micky Ghirmay, said last week that he had filed a missing person’s report after Kassa failed to pick up his six-year old sister from school on November 17.
“She’s a wonderful mother, and she is a wonderful sister, and she’s just everybody’s favorite person,”
Fundraising for the loss
A GoFundMe account has been set up by Kassa’s family to seek money for “the tragic loss.” The family had amassed more than $35,000 as of Monday.
The family wrote,
“Eleni was a loving sister, niece, aunt and mother of a wonderful 6 year old daughter, who now has to navigate life without her mother.”
“Eleni also lost her parents when she was 4 years old, she and her siblings were raised by their grandmother, they all grew up as a very close family unit. They have survived multiple adversities as a family, but never in our worst nightmare could we have imagined that this could happen to her of all people.”
The funds from a GoFundMe account, which were first used to help find Kassa, will now be used to take care of her baby.
Tributes to Eleni Kassa
Many people expressed their profound sympathies to her family.
Dyamond Tapia wrote,
“Aww rest up beautiful, sending prayers to her family.”
Vickiholland Sutton commented,
“How absolutely horrible for this family and the child left behind. Prayers for both of these families involved in this tragic ending.”
Gina Barnes commented,
“That poor little girl has lost her beautiful mother so many lives affected by this terrible situation..prayers for all”
Carolyn Ellis commented,
“This is so sad. Now her daughter will have to grow up without her mother and someday knowing someone killed her. Prayers for her innocent child and her family.”
Lynne Chambers commented,
“Such a sad, cruel world we are living in. I pray we can turn it around, or we are all doomed. Prayers for her family and friends.”
We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace. Home