Who was Maya Smith? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Cause of Death

Maya Smith Wiki – Maya Smith Biography

Police in the southwestern suburbs of Joliet are conducting a homicide investigation after a young mother was found shot to death in her car with her daughter in the back seat, unharmed. Maya Smith, 24, was pronounced dead early Sunday morning. Police said she was found in her vehicle shot at several times shortly after midnight in an alley near the 1200 block of Clement Street in Joliet.

Smith’s friends and family described her as a vibrant, kind and giving person and a loving mother who was a rock to the people in her life. “She always helped me all the time… For me, I lost a sister. Maya was more like a sister to me than anything else,” said close friend Tasia Waters.

Maya Smith Age

Maya Smith was 24 years old.

Maya Smith Cause of Death

Smith’s 2-year-old daughter was found unharmed in the back seat. ABC7 was told that the family is taking care of the girl. Waters said. “She was a genuine person. She was very sweet. Very sweet.”

Waters said that Smith had a job at a bank, but that she was going back to school and taking business courses, with the goal of perhaps starting a business one day. “She wanted to own her own business,” Waters said. “She was going to succeed in any way that she could.”

Waters said she planned to work food delivery that night, so she could explain why she was in her car. Joliet police had scheduled a press conference for Monday afternoon but later canceled it, citing the fluid nature of the investigation and some new information we are working with. They said no one is in custody in connection with this shooting.

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