CORONA ( — Police sought the public’s help in their search for the killer of a Corona woman as friends mourned her death Wednesday.

Sharmon Crawford’s 17-year-old daughter found her body covered in blood in her house in the 1000 block of East Grand Boulevard the night before Thanksgiving.

“Having to go on without her is just not fair,” the victim’s friend Janine Riech said.

“Feels like you’re going to wake up, and it’s not happening anymore,” the victim’s friend Tony Riech said.

“This is the most horrendous cowardly possible way she could have gone,” friend Dave Rike said. “I can’t figure it out. It doesn’t seem real.”

The 46-year-old was a single mother, raising two teenage daughters.

Friends said she was always upbeat even when she struggled to make ends meet. Crawford was selfless, loved to laugh and generous to a fault, they remembered.

Crawford introduced Tony Riech to his now wife, Janine.

The couple said Crawford’s life was looking up. She just got a promising new job with benefits and a car.

She also recently rekindled an old relationship with a wonderful man, the Crawfords said.

Corona police will not say exactly how the victim was killed or release any other details.

Crawford’s friends said they don’t know who did it but want the killer to come forward.

“You took such an awesome human being away from us. It’s not fair that you’re out there somewhere,” Rike said.

Contact the Corona Police Department if you know anything about this case.


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