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Family seeks justice for daughter's body found in Jackson creek

A local family is focusing to find answers for their daughter, whose body was found in Jackson.

Posted: Apr 22, 2018 10:12 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 9:22 AM

WEBSTER COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A local family is focusing to find answers for their daughter, whose body was found in Jackson. 

Early Monday morning, Kimberly Clark Gee received a phone call.

She was told her oldest daughter, Traci Clark, 30, had been found dead in a creek in Jackson. The Hinds County coroner says the preliminary cause of death was blunt force traumas to the head.

"Traci was a good person," Gee said. "She didn't deserve to die this way, and we should know why she had to die this way. I want to know."

Gee says her daughter was a happy person and she loved everyone. 

"You couldn't stay mad at her because she had them big eyes and that big smile and you'd forget why you were mad," Gee said. 

Clark had alopecia, an autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss. Everywhere she went, Clark wore a wig. 

"I called [the police] to see if she had it on when they found her, and they said, 'no,'" said Gee. "Traci never wanted nobody to see her without it."

Gee says the family knows very little about what happened. Even police are unsure at this time but they have ruled this a homicide investigation. 

"If someone know something about what happened, please come forward because Traci didn't deserve this. She didn't deserve this," said Gee.

Clark was laid to rest Saturday in Starkville. 

If you have any information about this case, contact your local law enforcement or Jackson police.

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