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Lexington police investigating homicide in Masterson Station

Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 18:14:47-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are investigating a homicide on Majestic View Walk in Masterson Station subdivision. Relatives say 56-year-old Sabel Jallow was found inside the home around 9:30 by officers after they requested a welfare check Monday morning.

Friends and family became worried when they were unable to reach Jallow. They tell LEX 18 she worked as a family home provider and recently moved in a young woman who had no home. They say the woman and Jallow's car were missing when police arrived.

The Fayette County Coroner said while it's clear how Jallow died, he is not releasing her cause of death at this time but calls it a homicide. Jallow's friends were in disbelief today.

"It's very very sad to go like this," said Abdoulie Darboe.

Darboe remembered his friend as someone who connected people together, even troubled strangers.

"Sabel is the most unique person you could meet, she has a big heart, her heart is open to everyone in the community," said Darboe who was one of several friends who stood outside Jallow's home Monday.

Lexington investigators are currently following up on leads in this case and believe this was an isolated incident in which the victim possibly knew her attacker.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.