North Lauderdale, FL

Mother And Daughter Brutally Murdered Together As Siblings Call 911

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Temeco Williams and Jada AllenPhoto byBroward Sheriff's Office

Temeco Williams was a loving mother who lived with her children at 6812 Doral Street in North Lauderdale, Florida. A reserved mother of five, Temeco's life revolved around her children. She went to work and went home, family members stated. Her 15-year-old daughter, Jada, was a student at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach.

On January 27, 2017, 48-year-old Temeco and Jada fell asleep in the same bed. On January 28, around 5:25 am, Temeco's two of her other younger children were awakened by the sound of gunshots. They heard their mother scream, " Help me, I got shot," NBC Miami reported. The pair locked the door and called 911.

"These are children who heard their mother and their sister getting shot and eventually learning that they were murdered," Detective Zack Scott with the Broward Sheriff's Office told NBC 6.

When police arrived at the home, they discovered someone had brutally murdered Jada and Temeco was clinging to life. She was rushed to Broward Health North where she died of her injuries.

An unknown gunman assassinated the mother and daughter in the early morning hours.

“It was a pretty gruesome scene inside the bedroom," Detective Jeffrey Curtis told NBC 6.

There were no signs of forced entry into the home, and no items were missing or stolen. Authorities believe the killer(s) knew the layout of the home and may have known Temeco and Jada personally.

"They intended to shoot both victims and they deliberately shot both victims. It wasn’t chaotic or indiscriminate, it was directed," Detective Scott told NBC 6.

The pain has been agonizing for Temeco and Jada's family.

“You live it every day, but it doesn’t get easier,” Temeco's sister, Nicole Williams, told NBC 6. “For someone to just come in, a thief in the night, and just steal their life, and that’s what they did because they can’t be replaced and there is no value on it."

No suspects have been named, and no arrests have been made in the brutal double homicides of Temeco Williams and Jada Allen.

There is currently a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible. If you have any information, please contact the Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or 1-866-493-8477 or

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