Mother of Allisha Watts, who sought justice for late Moore County daughter, dies from health issue

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Mother who sought justice for late daughter Allisha Watts dies
The family of Allisha Watts is dealing with more heartache but determined to keep seeking justice for the woman found dead last August.

CANDOR, N.C. (WTVD) -- The family of Allisha Watts is dealing with more heartache Monday.

ABC11 learned that Watts' mother, Evex Franklin, had died.

Franklin died Sunday from an undisclosed health condition.

Franklin had been fighting for justice for her 39-year-old daughter who was reported missing and later found dead in Montgomery County back in August. Family members say they are determined to continue to seek justice for Watts.

"I felt it in my heart that something was wrong," Franklin told ABC affiliate WSOC in February. "I don't want the world to forget my baby. She was wonderful."

Watts' boyfriend, James Dunmore, of Charlotte, was charged with her murder.

An autopsy on Watts was unable to determine her cause of death.

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"This is just not her. This is kind of strange. It frightens me."