PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Investigators found her body in a car more than a week ago in Southeast Portland.

Forty-three-year-old Jaquona Goggans was found dead in a car at a parking lot off Southeast 135th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on Feb. 7.

Portland Police are describing her death as suspicious.

On Saturday night, family and friends came together for a vigil to pray and honor Goggans.

Her family says she was found in the trunk of a car.

That car happens to be her brother’s, as she and her brother traded cars at the time, her family said.

Before a vigil Saturday night, Goggans’ mother Annette Campbell told FOX 12 she last heard from her daughter about three weeks ago on the phone, and Goggans said she was at a friend’s house.

Nothing her mother said seemed to be wrong and then there was no communication from Goggan in the following weeks when she disappeared.

Now family wants answers.

“There’s no reason for someone to do this to my baby,” her mother, Annette Campbell said. “You know whoever did this think about it if it was one of your kids. You wouldn’t be OK with this, you’ve taken a life from our family.”

Family said they haven’t received any updates from police in the investigation but they’re hoping someone who knows something will come forward, as they support each other in dealing with the loss of Goggans.

“At times like this the African-American community does come together and we are strong especially when there’s pain, unnecessary pain like this pain right here,” cousin, Laurie Palmer said.

“I want anybody out there that hears anything on this matter please call the detectives,” Campbell said.

If you know anything regarding this case contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page.

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Husky Loyalist

They demand answers, police have not updated them and at times like these the African-Americans come together. So, it is unique to demand answers, police are not responsive and this is when African-Americans come together. How about coming together prior to murder or death and how about the community coming together regardless of race?

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