Woman killed in New Haven described as ‘friend to all’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- For the first time since 30-year-old Jaime Klein was found stabbed to death in her New Haven home, a childhood friend is speaking out.

Klein was found dead in her home at 1024 Hartzell Road last Wednesday morning. Her boyfriend, Anton Moore was found shot to death in a ditch within the 6600 block of Fairfield Avenue on Fort Wayne south side. The two were found dead minutes apart and 10 miles away from one another.

“It’s heartbreaking,” said Lamantria Jones, Klein’s longtime friend. “It’s heartbreaking to everybody. You would have never thought, in a million years, Jaime? The way they took her life. You know they had to be angry. It’s just senseless.”

Jones said Jaime Klein didn’t have any enemies. In fact, Jones said Klein was a friend to all. She described her as a mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

“She immediately embraced me as a friend,” said Jones. “I didn’t have any friends when I moved over there.”

Jones was only 7 years old when she met Klein and it evolved into a friendship of more than 20 years.

“We had so many memories together just playing together when we were younger, adulthood, going out together,” she said

They had plans to get together again a few weeks ago.

“I was suppose to go see her,” said Jones. “She wanted me to come over her house that following Saturday. But of course I couldn’t make it and it’s devastating.”

Jones said Klein had been dating Moore for a few years. She knew them both since she was a child and she doesn’t know why anyone would want them dead.

“I can’t really say anything bad about him because from what I knew he was a good guy,” she said.

Detectives from both the New Haven and Fort Wayne police departments are investigating whether their deaths are related. Police have made no arrests in either case. The two deaths has once again left a grieving community calling for an end to violence.

“It’s not worth it,” said Jones. “It’s not worth it taking somebody’s life, somebody’s mother. It hurts. It’s not right.”