$25,000 Reward Offered For Tips In Mysterious Murder Of Eqypt Covington

WWJ News
August 11, 2020 - 3:40 pm
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 (WWJ) Three years later, there are still no answers in the murder of a young woman remembered for her beautiful voice, and loving soul. 

A hefty cash reward of $25,000 is now on the table as the family of Egypt Covington seeks information that will being her killer to justice. 

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Covington, known locally for her singing, was found fatally shot inside her home on Hull Road Van Buren Township in the summer of 2017, just a few days before her 28th birthday.

More than three years later, Covington's killer is still out there. 

"It's been 1,145 days since my daughter Egypt Covington was senselessly murdered... It's also how long a heartless murderer has run free," said Covington's father, Chuck Covington, at a news teleconference Tuesday. "Someone who knows something that can bring justice to these unspeakable circumstances, I'm speaking to that person or persons now. I ask you to please give that information to the correct authorities."

Egypt Covington
Egypt Covington (Courtesy Crime Stoppers)

The reward will increase to $30,000 by the end of this week if no one comes forward before then, the family said.

According to family and friends, Egypt Covington was well-known in metro Detroit as a fantastic singer with a kind heart. 

“Untimely death is always hard, but losing someone like Egypt is a true loss for the world. It shakes an entire community,” read a crowd-funding page for Covington's memorial “Egypt was a bright, beautiful, amazing individual who touched every person she encountered. She will forever be missed.”

Egypt Covington
Courtesy Crime Stoppers

She worked an account manager for Rave Associates, a craft beer distributer.

She enjoyed yoga, and was last seen on June 22, 2017, after leaving a yoga class.

The following day, her boyfriend got worried when she didn't answer her calls, and he went to her house to find her dead

Since that time, police have looked into possible persons of interest and followed up on tips, but none of it has led to an arrest. 

While police have not named any suspects, they have said repeateldly said they believe she was killed by someone she knew.

Egypt Covington poster
Courtesy Crime Stoppers

“From what police are saying it wasn’t a random act. I can say that, you know, there was no sign of…broken entry, and that’s all we know for now,” Chuck Covington said, in the days following his daugher's murder.  “…We of course want this person found, and whatever type of person who could do that to a living angel should come to justice; but that really won’t help with all of us that she’s been taken away from.”

Anyone who knows of Johnson's whereabouts or who has information about either of these crimes is asked the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). You can also submit a tip online, at this link

As always, tipsters may stay 100 percent anonymous, will not be asked their names, to speak to police or to testify in court.