LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas homicide detectives are investigating a body found south of the valley on Saturday.

About 6 p.m. on Sept. 11, police were called by a hiker who found a woman dead in a desert area near Sloan.

Officers said the body had signs of foul play and called homicide detectives, police said in a media statement on Monday. 

The woman is 24-year-old Destiny Jackson, her family told FOX5. 

"She was just the sweetest girl. She didn't have a mean bone in her body," Jackson's cousins said. 

Jackson's family received the call from police on Sunday that the body was the 24-year-old.

"The cry that came from my Aunt. No mother should ever get that call. The sound that came from her it was just devastating," Jackson's cousin Gladys Toleafoa said.

Thursday night Destiny posted several times on her Instagram story. Her cousins said last minute she had dressed up to go out. One of the videos shows Destiny in her car. It is still missing as of Tuesday.

She planned to pick up her boyfriend bright and early Friday. He waited several hours, but could not get ahold of her.

Right away the family felt all the signs pointed towards the eventual reality that there was foul play.

"It wasn't like her to not notify her boyfriend, it wasn't like her to not let her mom know she was ok and it wasn't like her for her phone to be off. So right away we knew something wasn't ok," Toleafoa said.

The family filed a missing person’s report, but said they still didn't have a detective working the case by the time her body was found the next day.

The family said they just want answers. The cousins told FOX5 they believe they know who may have killed Destiny, but would not say because of the ongoing investigation.

Suspect information was not immediately available. Anyone with information was asked to contact police at 702-828-3521, or To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, or

The family started a GoFundMe to help find justice for Jackson.

Copyright 2021 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.