LeBron James tweeted Wednesday that the sister of one of his best friends was murdered. at home on the weekend. The four-time NBA champion he begged the Akronians to help him to “find out who did this horrible, shameful, disgusting thing with such a caring and loving angel“.
According to reports from ABC5 Cleveland, Ericka Weems was found dead in her home in Akron on Monday after friends and family were unable to reach her and were concerned for her safety.
After the 37-year-old was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head, her death was declared a homicide, but no suspects have been identified in the case.
Weems’ younger brother Brandon, is a close friend of James. “I make sure to take care of it,” she said in 2015 about him, “is my little brother“. The two grew up together and were teammates in high school in St. Vincent-St. Mary.
They have stuck together in their adult life, and Weems even took on a role with the Cavaliers from Cleveland during his second season with that franchise. “My brother’s family needs answers about why and who “, James wrote.