‘Just Find Him, Please’: Police, Family Seek Person Of Interest In Death Of Chickasha Mother, Unborn Child


Tuesday, December 1st 2020, 10:23 pm
By: Clayton Cummins


CHICKASHA, Okla. -

Police in Chickasha are asking the public for help in identifying a person of interest after a mother and her unborn baby were murdered at an apartment complex. 

Just after midnight Monday, officers were called to the Virginia Street Apartments in Chickasha. 

Ashley Cannon, 37, and her unborn baby, Nala, were found dead inside Cannon’s apartment. 

Cannon was eight-and-a-half months pregnant. 

“When officers arrived on scene, they were made aware of two small children that had ran to the neighbor’s house and told the neighbor that they thought their mom was dead,” said Detective Lauren Jewell of the Chickasha Police Department. 

The two small children were Ashley’s two sons.   

In a press conference held at the Chickasha Police Department Tuesday afternoon, Cannon’s family emotionally pleaded for help identifying the person of interest. 

“Just find him please,” said Cannon’s sister, Alisa Brown. “I can't sleep. I don't know what to do. Just share it. Share. Share. Share.” 

Police believe the person of interest is married. Family told police Cannon cut off communication after finding out. 

The victim and the suspect last spoke Sunday night, police said. 

“She was the sweetest person, (she) would of gave you anything and everything she had,” said Carmella Brown, another sister of Cannon’s. “She didn't deserve this. She didn't ask for it. Her boys didn't deserve it, we didn't deserve it.” 

After released photos of a person of interest Tuesday, Chickasha Police said they have received several tips but need more information. 

Jewell said 10 search warrants have already been issued. 

Cannon’s family remains confident justice will be served. 

“He didn't silence her, what he did was wake her up even louder and now we are speaking for her,” said Carmella. “We will not rest, and we will not stop because she and her boys did not deserve this.” 

If you do recognize the person of interest, you're asked to call Chickasha police or send the department a message on Facebook.