GROVE — A former Grove woman who police say was killed by an acquaintance was remembered Wednesday as sweet and beautiful.
The body of Lisa Renee Davis, 29, was found Tuesday covered with a camouflage jacket in a field near Memphis, Tenn.
Police said Austin Agee, whom she reportedly knew for a few weeks, wrote a note admitting the slaying before he killed himself.
"This is just shocking,” said Michelle Rogers, a Grove classmate. "She was everybody’s friend — she was a great person — she got along with everyone.”
Rogers said she couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to hurt Davis, "unless he was infatuated with her and she wasn’t interested.”
Davis graduated from Grove High School in 1998. School officials said she was on the tennis team. Rogers said she and Davis were neighbors for a while. Davis’ family still resides in the area, she said.
Davis attended Grove schools except for a couple of years when she attended school in Southwest City, Mo., Rogers said.
Rogers said Davis attended their 10-year reunion in August. She showed off an engagement ring and told classmates she was a swimsuit model.
Davis was reported missing after failing to arrive for work Sunday at a motorcycle dealership. Although police found no forced entry into Davis’ home, they did find blood and signs of a struggle, said Lt. Rory Mack, police spokesman in Bartlett, a suburb of Memphis.
Agee, 21, was initially considered a person of interest in the investigation, authorities said.
When police tried to interview him a second time Tuesday, he shot and killed himself, Mack said.
"We are waiting for forensic evidence that could or could not implicate other parties,” Mack said.
Davis, Agee and three other friends were together Saturday night, Mack said. The group dropped off Davis at her home about 2 a.m. Sunday, but police believe Agee returned to the woman’s house, Mack said.
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