Family still searching for answers after woman found dead - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Family still searching for answers, 5 months after woman found dead in park

Tiffany Groves was found dead in Mackenzie Park five months ago Tiffany Groves was found dead in Mackenzie Park five months ago
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

It's been five months since 37-year old Tiffany Groves was found dead in Mackenzie Park and her family is no closer to healing than they were on the day they heard the news.

Groves was found just one week after she went missing, but Lubbock police say they still have no information on her death.

Groves' older sister, Tricia McNelly says the wait has been agonizing. She says she lives with the piecing reality every day that her baby sister is gone.

"There's just something that leaves you empty," McNelly said. "We miss her so much. To just be laid to rest and just to say goodbye and to not know..."

After Groves' body was found, McNelly uprooted her life in Waco and moved to Lubbock with her daughter to care for Groves' two children, 14-year old Jake and 12-year old Brittany.

"If my sister were here, she would make sure that they were taken care of and she would love them as much as I love them. I need to do the same..." McNelly said.

McNelly tells us, although they're trying to cope, closure won't come until they get answers about Groves' death.

"It was like she just disappeared and we're left with no answers to anything. Whether we get those answers ever, I don't know," McNelly said.

Police say they've yet to receive the autopsy results. McNelly worries that authorities are slowly forgetting about her best friend.

"My sister wasn't just a girl that was found in Mackenzie Park, my sister was a beautiful person," McNelly said.

Now, as this family waits for answers, McNelly says all she can do is be there for two children who miss their mother more than anything.

"I want them to deal with this and continue to heal - and know that what would make their mother proud is to go on and have a good life and to be happy and do good in school," McNelly said.

The children's father is now serving time for DWI, so McNelly is having to raise these children on her own. She says she worries about providing for the kids as school begins. If you're interested in helping this struggling family out, you can email smorgan@kcbd.com.

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

    The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-24 06:15:26 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:26 AM EST2018-02-24 10:26:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini). Security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.  Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's a...(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini). Security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's a...

    Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.

    Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.

  • The Latest: Still no Olympics coverage in North Korea

    The Latest: Still no Olympics coverage in North Korea

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-02-24 01:14:57 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:18 AM EST2018-02-24 10:18:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

  • American Krupp, Canadian Macek fully committed to Germany

    American Krupp, Canadian Macek fully committed to Germany

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:05 AM EST2018-02-24 09:05:09 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:18 AM EST2018-02-24 10:18:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Bjorn Krupp (40), of Germany, and goalie Den Birken Danny Aus (33) defend the goal against Rene Bourque (17), of Canada, during the second period of the semifinal round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics i...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Bjorn Krupp (40), of Germany, and goalie Den Birken Danny Aus (33) defend the goal against Rene Bourque (17), of Canada, during the second period of the semifinal round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics i...

    American-born Bjorn Krupp and Canadian-born Brooks Macek don't feel at all conflicted about playing for Germany at the Olympics.

    American-born Bjorn Krupp and Canadian-born Brooks Macek don't feel at all conflicted about playing for Germany at the Olympics.

Powered by Frankly