Mother: Text message may hold clue in son's murder

"If I should die before you, I would like to be buried in Jamaica next to my grandfather without an expensive funeral." It's a message

UNIONDALE - "If I should die before you, I would like to be buried in Jamaica next to my grandfather without an expensive funeral." It's a message that would pull at any mother's heartstrings, but it's especially painful for Veronica Williams, of Uniondale, who received the note on her cell phone not long before her son was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound. Ainsworth Evans, 27, was found shot in front of his family's home on Ditmas Avenue yesterday evening. The town's ShotSpotter gun detection system alerted police officers, who say Evans died within 10 minutes of their arrival. Police have not yet arrested any suspects in Evans' death, but his family thinks the text message he sent two months ago may hold a clue. "I don't think this is random," Evans' sister told News 12 Long Island. "I know somebody hurt him and he didn't deserve it, of all people." The family says Evans will eventually be buried in Jamaica. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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