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A Central Texas family is reeling after a loved one’s murder this weekend.
Police found the body of 43-year-old Kelly Turner early Saturday morning. Those who knew her remembered her as a compassionate woman who was always there for her friends.
Barbara Shannon flips though pictures of her younger sister, cherishing the memories of the laughter and love they shared.
“That beautiful smile. When she walked into a room she just lit up the room with her smile,” Shannon said. “She always saw something good in every person.”
Investigators say 53-year-old Joseph Karr stabbed Turner to death inside a Southwest Austin home Saturday morning.
Karr is in the Travis County jail with bail set at $2 million.
Shannon says her sister and Karr flew in from California so he could meet the family. They all had dinner together on Wednesday.
“That was the last time we were together,” Shannon said. “I didn’t pick up on anything that disturbed me, I noticed he was quiet, he was very quiet.”
For longtime friend Irek Banaczyk, Turner’s death is devastating. Their 20-year friendship became a bond that couldn’t be broken.