Havard, NC (CNN) — The brother of slain 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod paid tribute to her Friday as the police investigation continued in the case.
The Del City, Oklahoma, teenager, who went by B.A., was found dead in her home after police were called on Wednesday night to check on her welfare.
“If you saw her walking down the street, you didn’t deserve this,” said her brother, Brennen McMurray. “Don’t have the feeling that if you was good to her you could walk away unharmed from all this.”
McMurray said the 18-year-old loved family life and spent most of her time with her 7-year-old son and her brother.
“I grew up with her. We were almost like little brothers and sisters in a way. There was no I in family. Everyone here is like family to me,” McMurray said.
Havard Police Chief Tim Johnston said McLeod was last seen by her stepfather about 5 p.m. Wednesday when she left with another man she didn’t know.
“Her father and stepfather were not very happy with this behavior and she apparently didn’t have any family at home and left to go to another house. From what I understand was a house she knew,” Johnston said.
Johnston told HLN on Thursday that police had spoken to the two men, but they had not been identified.
The 18-year-old was found dead in her home about 11 p.m. Wednesday night.
McMurray is heartbroken by her sister’s death.
“Seeing her gone has been very tough on me,” he said. “She was the best person in the world, the kindest person in the world. There was not a person that wasn’t loved by her. She was the sweetest, nicest girl you’d ever meet.”
He said the police department has been very helpful in bringing more attention to the case.
“My family is deeply grateful for what they’ve done,” he said. “They’ve done an amazing job of getting media coverage. I just can’t stress how important that is. We are hoping they have a little bit of extra help to help figure out what happened.”