Who Killed Kia?

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On March 30, 2016, when 36-year-old Markia Benson fails to show up for work and doesn’t respond to calls and texts, friends and family are concerned. A co-worker and her boyfriend drive to her apartment where they find Markia dead in the bathtub with scalding hot water running over her body. The cause of death is ruled blunt and sharp force head injuries complicated by extensive scald burns. Investigators find a crude message scrawled throughout the apartment in red lipstick. Trash is tipped over in the apartment. Letters, papers and her passport are ripped up and strewn throughout the living room. Based on the evidence at the scene, police believe the killer knew Markia—and knew her well. Investigators have their suspicions but are asking the public to come forward with information that will lead to an arrest.

If you have any information on the murder of Markia Benson, leave an anonymous tip at passcrimestips@udpd.org, 610-734-3439, or go to unsolved.com.

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  1. Ijae Benson

    Love Yu aunt Kia ! He will get his day and until then I will scream long live aunt Kia ! Till the day I die ! She will always be what we call the bougie aunt! The one who dared to be different, traveled the world and over came career obstacles that would be considered the hardest to overcome, she will always be the light to our family’s tunnels and I appreciate her for that. She didn’t need kids to fulfill her legacy because I will always be here to carry it out . Love you Kia …. Xoxo ur inspired niece.


  2. Fara

    I wish they would find who did it. I can’t believe this person hasn’t been caught, but I feel confident that she knew the person. Kia didn’t deserve this.


  3. urson

    Wow this mad me cry. I am so sorry for her famaily


  4. Markia Stanton

    We have the same name & was the same age…rip baby girl


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