Niesha Stevens dead

The sister of deceased singer Natina Reed of the 90’s group Blaque was found dead in her DeKalb County home, reports exclusively.

Niesha Stevens' body was discovered late yesterday by her 7-year-old daughter. Stevens' husband, Tim Stevens, was at work at the time. The couple married in February. DeKalb County police do not suspect foul play.

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Natina Reed parents express frustration

R&B singer Natina Reed's parents voiced their frustration with the Gwinnett police investigation into Reed's death during a midday press conference in downtown Atlanta on Thursday.

“We are hurt and distraught about the untimely death of our daughter Natina,” said Reed's mother, Tamara Goodridge, during a 1 p.m. press conference. “We have been asking for the preliminary report from police. Why did it take so long for them to give it to us?," she asked.

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R&B singer Natina Reed's troubled life ended in tragedy when she was struck and killed by a motorist as she walked along a dark stretch of highway in Decatur late Friday.

The singer was living at a seedy, rundown extended stay motel about 12 miles from where she was killed, according to a police incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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The parents of Atlanta R&B singer Natina Reed, 32, are asking the public for help in determining where she was coming from and where she was going when she was struck and killed by a car on Friday.

In an interview with Channel 2 Action News, Reed's parents, Tamara Goodridge and Paul Reed, said their daughter was talking on her cell phone and walking along Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road, just north of Lilburn, when she was struck by a car around 10:30 p.m. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 10:59 p.m.

"She was on the phone," said Reed's father. "She was walking across the street on the phone, and the next thing she’s on the floor."

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Gwinnett County police would like to speak with anyone who knows how R&B singer Natina Reed ended up on a dark stretch of highway before she was struck and killed by a passing motor vehicle late Friday night. Reed was 32.

Police are awaiting the results of toxicology reports to determine if Reed was impaired by alcohol or drugs as she walked along well-travelled Lawrenceville highway. Ironically, Reed may have been on foot because her driver's license was revoked following recent DUI convictions.

Gwinnett police received a call around 10:30 p.m. Friday that a woman had been struck by a red Honda Accord on Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29) near Hamilton Road, just north of Lilburn, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Early reports suggested that the former Blaque group member was the unfortunate victim of a hit-and-run as she walked home from a store. But those reports were proven false by police who say the driver and his passenger stopped, called 911 to report the accident and rendered aid to Reed as her broken body lay in the roadway. Reed was later pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center.

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