The search for Shavon Randle ended in tragedy this past weekend. The body of the 13-year-old was found in an abandoned Oak Cliff home on Sunday. Police believe she was taken for ransom and killed by drug dealers trying to settle a dispute over stolen narcotics. Authorities believe that Randle’s 22-year-old boyfriend stole drugs last Monday and that Randle was held hostage in response.
A family member told police that suspects called and told the family “Give us our s*** back or we are going to kill her.” Police had put out an Amber Alert for Shavon on Wednesday, June 28th. According to the arrest affidavit, Randle’s boyfriend was Kendal “KP” Perkins. KP was 9 years older than Shavon. Perkins’ whereabouts are not described by police, nor whether or not he will face charges for statutory rape of the minor.
Shavon Randle’s body was found alongside the body of Michael Titus, who according to police reports was killed by a gunshot to the head. It’s still unclear Titus’ role in these events, but police had named him as a person of interest during the four-day search. Authorities have not yet released Randle’s cause of death.
Police were led to the abandoned home in Oak Cliff by Desmond Jones. The arrest paperwork says that Jones “began to shake and become visibly upset” and told the police “RIP to her and Mike T” before opening the door to the house. Jones is being held on charges of failure to report a felony resulting in death but has not been charged in the murder or kidnapping.
A family member told police that the drugs belonged to Darrius Fields, and were stolen from a Motel 6. Police were also told that Fields has a history of kidnapping people. Surveillance video from the motel showed Perkins leaving the motel room with his hands full of items. Devontae “Trey” Owens is also being held by authorities. Family members of Randle told police that Owens placed phone calls to the family demanding drugs back in exchange for the teen.