Back in June, authorities discovered human remains found near the Monahans Draw on Dixie Boulevard in Ector County.
You’ll remember the Ector County Sheriff’s Office identified the person as 26-year-old Jakayla “Jackiee” Salazar, a woman reported missing by family in August of 2015.
Salazar’s body found with a knife and a shoe and the cause of death still under investigation. No arrests have been made in the case.
Family and friends gathering to say goodbye to Jackiee at True Lite Christian Fellowship in Midland on Saturday.
Though family and friends have said their goodbyes, Cindy Belcher tells me the journey isn’t over.
“As this closes for everyone it’s still so open for me because now we’re going to seek justice,” Salazar said. “She was a mother, daughter, granddaughter, people loved her, I loved her and nobody deserves this.”
Belcher says her daughter’s death left many unanswered questions.
“People keep telling me different things about what they assume or what they think..but it’s just not knowing, it’s the hardest part.”
As the investigation into Jackiee’s death continues, Belcher explains she’s found solid spiritual strength.
“I stay strong in prayer…because prayer gets you through and prayers get answered,” Belcher said.
She explains Jackiee leaves behind three children and their joy comforts her.
“Seeing them and how young they are and how they know their mom in a better place,” Belcher said. “That makes me okay.”
Even though no arrest has been made, Belcher explains she’s confident the truth will come to light.
“Her death was tragic she didn’t place herself where she was found…somebody did it and somebody will be held accountable,” Belcher said.
She says someone out there knows something, and she hopes they come forward.
“I don’t want them to be scared, I want them to reach out,” Belcher said. “This is reality that’s going on…we need to get this person…If it’s my child today..tomorrow it could be yours,” Belcher said.
Medical examiners still working to determine Jackiee’s cause of death. The Ector County Sheriff’s Office handling her case. If you have any information that could help, Call the Sheriff’s Office at (432) 335-3050 and you can remain anonymous.