COMO, Miss. — Police say they need your help finding a person of interest in the murders of two Como women that happened Friday night.
Police are looking for Quendarius Roberson of Batesville who is considered armed and dangerous.
Police said Roberson killed his girlfriend, 22-year-old Cerea Jackson, and her grandmother, 68-year-old Emma Jackson.
On Saturday, crime scene tape remained up at the home on Church Street where police said the heinous crime took place.
Now, on the rainy holiday weekend friends and family are starting to mourn.
“I’ve been up all night. Just can’t sleep,” said Peggy Echles as she fought back tears.
Friday night Echles lost her neighbor, her friend of more than 40 years, Emma Jackson.
“It’s heart breaking,” said Echles.
Family said Roberson and Cerea’s two young children were home when the murders took place.
“It don’t make sense somebody come up and do something like that? ” questioned one man who lives in the area.
Officers got a call a little before 9 p.m. Friday saying the two women had been shot.
Emma’s sister, Jennie Green, told WREG Cerea’s son was the one who got help.
“My nephew, he’s four-years-old, ran out the house, next door and told them they they had been shot,” said Green.
Echles said Emma was her rock.
“She was just there. You could count on her you know? ”
Echles said the community counted on Emma and she always helped a blind man who lives down the street.
“She took him under her wing and she cooked and fed him, she kept him clean, she takes him to the doctor, she rides with him. ”
Green said Emma’s caring spirit was passed down to her granddaughter.
“Cerea the same way. She a little working girl. She got two kids. It doesn’t matter what she’s doing. She gonna come help you too. She was just like her grandmother.”
Now the community is coming together to remember the women they loved.
“We all gotta pray a little harder,” said Echles.
If you see Roberson or know where he is, contact the Como Police Department at 662-526-5106 or Investigator Hale at 662-578-1065.