Co-Workers Remember Martha Crowe

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Friends and former co-workers of Martha Crowe returned to work at Food Giant in South Jackson Monday, where the 71-year-old mother worked for more than a decade before retiring late last year. Chester County Deputies discovered Crowe’s body Saturday. Authorities are are now investigating her death as an apparent homicide. Investigators said they believe someone killed her inside of her home. Friends who worked with Crowe said she was the kind of woman who always went above and beyond to show others how much she cared. They cannot imagine anyone wanting to hurt her. “I can’t get it to sink in… it’s just such a shock for all of us,” Co-worker Tina Housman said. “We all love her and just can’t believe it’s happened. It’s like, I’m in a nightmare and I can’t wake up from it.” Food Giant Managers told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Crowe worked in the store’s deli for 11 years. They said she was known for making special dishes, helping customers and making everyone feel right at home. Some co-workers said she treated them like they were her family. “I know she would never let me walk out of the store by myself, she always wanted to make sure i was in my car and safe,” said co-worker Kimberly Henson. Co-workers said Crowe talked about her family often but never mentioned distant cousin Alex Schewe, who deputies said was found dead Sunday of apparent suicide. Schewe lived just a couple of doors down from Crowe in Chester County. At this time investigators could not say if the two deaths had any connection. “I just hope and pray they find who did it and they have to pay for what they did to her,” said Housman. Loved ones said Crowe lives on in their memories and in the hearts of everyone who was greeted by her smile. “The store manager of the other Food Giant was wearing an M&M tie in her memory today,” said Housman. “It was nice to see that we are all remembering her in our own way.” Anyone with information that could help authorities solve this case is asked to call Chester County Sheriff’s Department at (731) 989-5404.

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