Woman dies after being stabbed in Clearwaterby her cousin

Posted at 12:26 PM, Dec 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-27 19:32:28-05


At about 5:15 Tuesday afternoon, suspect Renesha Brown turned herself in at the Pinellas County Jail. She has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her cousin Keoni Ivory.


A woman has died after being stabbed Monday morning at a residence in Clearwater.

Clearwater Fire and Rescue were called to the home at 1450 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. at 10:25 a.m.

The woman was taken to Morton Plant Hospital where she later died of her injuries.

Neighbors are now hurting after a devastating loss during the season of giving. 

"It's sad," said Sherrel Oats. "It's sad she had to lose her life that way." 

Police identified the victim as Keoni Maxine Ivory, 20.

"There's been a lot of killing going on around here," said Latisa Murphy, a community minister with The Christ Church of Universal Love in Largo. 

She met the victim Saturday at a youth outreach event at a nearby park.

"Looking into her face, I felt that something wasn’t right, and she wanted to talk about it," said Murphy. "We did pray with her." 

Clearwater Police are seeking the public's help in locating Renesha L. Brown,24, in connection with Monday's homicide.Detectives have obtained a warrant for her arrest.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242 or email; tips can also be made through Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County at 1-800-873-TIPS or through the TIP411 system by texting your tip and the keyword CWPD to 847411.