Ayanna Thames, a 36-year-old black female, died Sept. 16, 2017, after being stabbed to death at the Deluxe Inn off Highway 80, according to the Jackson Police Department.
Surveillance video showed a man and woman pulling up to the motel in a blue sedan.
Investigators said it appears the man stabbed Thames.
Thames then escaped from the vehicle, running toward the motel office.
Police said the suspect, identified at 38-year-old Burnell Minor, then got in the driver’s seat and sped off.
Paramedics transported Thames to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, but she was pronounced dead on arrival.
A Jackson Municipal Court judge denied Minor bond on the murder charge.
He remains incarcerated in the Raymond Detention Center.
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