Makeva Evans went from being homeless with her husband and children to earning more than $200,000 a year after starting her own business, which specialized in helping small businesses grow. She spoke about her journey on Facebook:
“We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures,” she wrote. “No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business.”
The next day, June 29th, Makeva was dead: after opening the front door to her Boynton Beach home, a waiting intruder shot her. She died later that day.
Her small children were with their mother at the time of her murder, but they were not harmed.
The masked gunman then fled in the family’s white Dodge Charger, which was found a mile away from the crime scene.
At the time, questions arose about her husband, Euri Jenkins, 31, who Makeva had helped open a local barber shop. Euri did not attend a family press conference asking for the public’s help in identifying the gunman.
Rumors swirled that Euri was also allegedly involved with other women.
“We have no idea about her husband or where he is or what’s going on with that,” Makeva’s grandmother, Gloria Herald, said to reporters who asked about Euri’s whereabouts.
A month after Makeva’s murder, 20-year-old Joevan Joseph was charged with the killing.
Cops say Joevan was a regular customer at the barbershop owned by Euri.
After Euri’s arrest, police did not release further details in the case, including a possible motive, or how they made the connection between the two men and Makeva’s murder.
Euri shouted “I am innocent!” as U.S. Marshals escorted him into the Palm Beach jail.
Both Euri and Joseph are now in the Palm Beach jail with no bond.
One of Makeva’s last Facebook posts read:
“I don’t even try to count my blessings. There are too many.”