CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This week marks three years since the beginning of a shocking murder mystery in Plaza Midwood. 

Police still don’t know who killed Ketie Jones. NBC Charlotte defender Michelle Boudin sat down with the beloved waitress’s mom in an exclusive interview to talk about the case.

“She was just bigger than life- the most caring loving person.”

Jevona Livingston is living a nightmare.

“You literally wake up and think you’re in a bad movie, getting through the day.”

Livingston's 26-year-old daughter was shot and killed walking home in Plaza Midwood three years ago this week.

“When you have your children you give a little of your heart to them, and when that heart is just gone, there’s no way to fill that spot again – it’s a hard road.”

One made even harder because she has no idea who killed Jones – or why.

“None of it makes sense to me; nothing was stolen. I’m not sure what happened, gone over it a billion times, can’t tell you how many times I've watched video of her walking down that road.”

Police said that video is their best clue. They believe Jones' killer is in that car.

“I felt like at first, maybe gang-related, but I don’t think so now. I feel like she knew this person.”

But this week, Jones' mom said she is choosing to focus on the way her daughter lived and making sure her memory lives on.

“That’s where the scholarship came in. I wanted her to live on forever. She wasn’t able to stay in college because she didn’t have the funding to continue, so for her to help someody, that would be everything to her. I know she’s smiling down.”

Jones's friends and family started a scholarship in her honor.

If you know anything about the killer in this case, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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