Stabbing Victim's Daughter Talks About Her Mother

Posted at: 06/03/2013 6:21 PM | Updated at: 06/03/2013 10:36 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

When Misti Davis flipped through a stack of old pictures Monday, she couldn't help but get emotional. She described her mom as a loving, outgoing woman who was always in a good mood.

"It doesn't seem real," Misti said. "I can't believe that all that's left is memories and the next time I see her is in a casket."

Duluth police said Misti's mom, 46-year-old Lisa Davis, was a victim of a fatal stabbing on Duluth's central hillside Sunday.

"Duluth police responded to a residence on the 100 block of East Fifth Street for a stabbing," Deputy Chief Robin Roeser said.

Carl Moody said he owns and lives at the duplex where it happened.

"I was one of her best friends," Moody said.

Moody said neither the victim nor the suspect lived in the building. Moody said he was home when the stabbing happened. He and police said Monday that it took place after an argument over clothes.

"The suspect did cooperate with our investigators in providing a statement," Roeser said. "Not prepared to go into details about her statement, but she did cooperate with investigators."

Police arrested a 29-year-old woman inside the same building where the victim was found Sunday. The suspect is from Marquette, Michigan and was taken into custody for second degree murder. Moody said he and Lisa knew the suspect briefly.

Misti, Lisa's daughter, is just trying to make sense of what happened.

"I just don't understand how they can hurt my mom," Misti said. "She's not violent; she would never attack anyone."

While Lisa is still in disbelief, she's starting to feel the pain of her mother's death.

"She's my mom and she's gone forever," Misti said. "I'm never going to be able to smell her or hug her. I'm just wondering what this girl is thinking; she's the same age as me."

Misti also said Lisa's sister died less than two years ago in a car accident in Superior. She said she felt awful for her grandmother who will now have to bury both of her daughters.

Police said this is still an active investigation. An autopsy is underway by the Saint Louis County Medical Examiner's Office.

The suspect is expected to be charged Tuesday. More information will be available then.

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