MEMORIAL HELD FOR LOCAL WOMAN FOUND SLAIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA
The Walmart on Two Notch Road in Columbia, SC has made a memorial for one of their employees, Temukisa Enele, who was found stabbed to death in a plastic container on Jan. 2.
Her family is still grieving and trying to put the pieces together that led to the death of the American Samoa.
Her live-in boyfriend, Faasiu Toese, has been arrested and charged with the crime after deputies found Enele's body in the back of Toese's car.
He was the one who called the police from a Parklane Road McDonalds. It was later determined that the stabbing took place at another location, sheriff's deputies told Patch.
Now, Enele's family is trying to gather photos and information of the crime scene.
Jason, Enele's cousin from Alaska, described his cousin as a humble person who minded her own business. He declined giving Patch his last name.
"She was a very good girl," Jason said. "We grew up as Christian people. It was heartbreaking, but there’s nothing we can do."
He described her killer as an "animal" and said he hopes the killer "rots in jail."
Enele, an American-Samoa immigrant, was working at a local Walmart and living with Toese at the time of her death. Jason said she had been living in Columbia for about a year. Her family had not met Toese.
"She is sweet girl," Jason said. "That’s all I can say. She doesn’t deserve this."