A Killer Comes Knocking

Kanika Powell was a strong, young military veteran working with a top secret security clearance at a government lab in Washington D.C. She prided herself on being street savvy and on her ability to handle dangerous situations. But after a week-long series of strange, anonymous visitors knocking at her front door — including one man claiming to be with the FBI — Kanika is gunned down on her doorstep in broad daylight. Family and friends are shocked. They don’t believe she had any enemies but could the killer be someone she knew? Perhaps someone jealous of her new relationship? Or was her death tied to top-secret information at her workplace? Investigators continue to identify a motive for Kanika’s murder and unmask her killer.

If you have any information about the murder of Kanika Powell, call 1-866-411-TIPS or leave a tip at unsolved.com.

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  1. Law

    This person wanted her dead way too bad. How high risk that they were waiting outside and came back multiple times?! A stalker would have been able to attack her alone. A random killer wouldn’t have come back time after time! It was obviously not someone she knew. Did she think the fedex guy and the fbi guy were one and the same or two different men?


  2. Gina G.

    So many details are left out of this case. How do you expect it to be solved? Why would a security specialist live somewhere unsecure? Obviously targeted, there’s no friend or coworker concerned they may be targeted next? A serial killer is not going to knock on your door several times. Nor, would they target someone affiliated with government agency. She never described the person in the email? The police were unconcerned? Prehaps she took something from the place of employment and it was retrieved when investigating her death. Who would use FBI as a ploy, unless you were familiar with her being a government employee. Who happen to be more compliant and unsuspecting of authority. This seems government related. Like the Lynn Amos case, you will see her name buried in some released unclassified document twenty years later. With family accepting a payout to no longer disclose the information. If they haven’t already.


  3. Nat.

    I wish this case was profiled on the Unsolved mystery TV show..I believe it’s a past/current relationship or an actual hit..are there no video footage from the apt building..and DNA from cigarettes?


  4. Bill Blaski

    A real whodunnit! Are there videos of this so called delivery man, or fbi agent? Are there bosses that will step forward and tell us what she was working on? What was classified? I simply don’t believe the love triangle. This is clearly a murder for hire. I also wonder if the cigarillo’s were kept for dna? God Bless


    • Gina G.

      Exactly. I almost want to believe this case is unreal. Never heard an investigation about it when it happened and so few details now after all these years? Is National Security threatened by resolution of her murder? Is this person real? Media is about distraction and programming. Our government once a protector and friend of its people have turned to using the nefarious tactics you see the most corrupt nations use. Time and time again society has allowed the lives of government servants to be collateral damage. Justifying entities see this as the citizen accepting the job/duty a necessary expense of uninvestigated death. As I’ve witness often times you can tell a family their loved one was a hero and give a monetary award to silence any dissent. Or those who are dissenting, haven’t received an award yet. And not wanting to change the system or diminish the pay out, will accept the injustice. I guess it’s like this for most cases.


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