MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Sixty-five-year-old Vicki Tucker Feeley courageously survived cancer, but she lost her life Saturday night in what police are calling a robbery gone wrong outside her Kendall home.
Miami-Dade police are asking for the public’s help with this case and are circulating flyers looking for information.
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that it was 8:05 p.m. on Saturday when there was a confrontation with a suspect or suspects and Feeley was injured. She later died from her wounds.
It happened in the area of SW 112th St. and SW 128th Ct.
“The preliminary information on the investigation leads us to believe this was a possible robbery gone wrong. There was a struggle between the subject and the victim and she died as a result of those injuries,” Zabaleta said.
Zabaleta said police were not sure if Feeley had been followed and if the suspect or suspects had a vehicle.
Some neighbors confirmed that police asked for any surveillance video they might have.
Police said they’re going to really need the help of Feeley’s neighbors to help solve her murder.
“This was a quiet safe neighborhood and this looks like an isolated robbery incident. However we do want the community to get involved,” Zabaleta said. “And like any other case, anyone who was transiting 112th Street and perhaps saw a vehicle going at a high rate of speed or individuals running or someone on a bike or anything out of the norm should call Crime Stoppers. No matter how small the details, it might help.”
Neil Schneider, a neighbor, said, “It’s horrifying. You like to feel you are safe in your neighborhood and it’s surprising and shocking. I live here with my wife and my daughter and my mom. I don’t want to think I can get killed in my driveway just for going outside.”
Gina Nicole Tucker, a family member, posted on a GoFundMe page.
“It is with terrible sadness that the Tucker-Feeley family announces this tragic and completely unexpected death of this beautiful soul, Vicki Tucker Feeley. The details of her death are too tragic to announce to the public. She was kind and caring, giving and loyal, very intelligent, tough and compassionate. She survived cancer like a champ.”
Tucker said in the post that Feeley had four siblings and recently became a grandmother.
Anyone with information should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-tips (8477). There is a reward of up to $3,000.