Police have held a woman from New York named Sakiyna Thompson in connection with the death of Kayla Hodgson, who was 23 and lived in Tamarac, Florida. Hodgson died last month.
Kayla Hodgson died at her home near the 9300 block of Northwest 57th Street on July 13. Broward County deputies have not yet said that anyone has been caught in this case.
Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives were seen gathering information for the second night in a row at the Tamarac Village Apartment complex, where Hodgson’s body was found in her apartment on Wednesday.
Update On The Case Of Tamarac Woman Kayla Hodgson
Police have held a woman from New York in connection with the death of Kayla Hodgson, who was 23 years old and lived in Tamarac, Florida. Hodgson died last month. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says that Sakiyna Thompson, who is 28 years old, was picked up by the NYPD on Wednesday in Springfield Gardens, Queens.
On July 25, people from Broward County got a warrant to arrest Thompson. Deputies say that Thompson will likely be extradited back to Broward County, where she will be charged with first-degree murder.
On Thursday, Thompson’s mugshot could not be seen right away. The New York City Department of Corrections said she was locked up at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island. Even though no one knows where Thompson lived when she was killed, records show that she is from Jamaica.
She was beautiful and full of life. Brianna said that Hodgson was the “hype woman” for everyone. Her death happened way too soon, and we pray for her family and friends as they go through this hard time.
Kayla Hodgson Suspicious Murder Timeline
Later, Broward deputies found the body of a young woman. Her family said she was only 23 years old. Friends knew her as Kayla Hodgson, who worked as a flight attendant and bartender at events.
Investigators say that at 3 p.m., a 911 call was made about a woman who was found unconscious in a second-floor apartment. The operator said, “The person who called us said that the patient’s neck is cut.” It looks like someone cut her throat.
Hodgson was already dead when the deputies got there. When the people who lived in the complex went home, a thorough investigation was already under way. Some people said they were worried about their safety.
Detectives who are looking into a murder are still trying to figure out how she died. Around 10 p.m., seven hours after the body was found, investigators began to clean up the crime scene.
There is a reward and a campaign to find out who killed Kayla Hodgson.
In a GoFundMe page set up to help Hodgson’s family pay for her funeral, she was called an amazing daughter, a loved and cherished big sister, niece, granddaughter, and cousin, and their bond was said to be like no other.
In the description of the fundraiser, it says, “Kayla’s colorful personality and big heart made it impossible for anyone who met her not to fall in love with her.”
Detective Ian Kuechler can be reached at 954-321-4200, and if you have any information about this case, you can call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. You can also use the website browardcrimestoppers.org to send in tips. $5,000 will be given to the person who gives information that leads to an arrest.
Even though the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said it was looking into the crime, no one knows yet how Kayla was killed.