On Jan. 20th Tiffany Alston-Williams, 26, was last seen. By Jan. 22 relatives had reported her missing to police.
On Feb. 5th workers at an apartment complex were putting some material in a dumpster when they noted a foul odor. They followed the odor to a nearby wooded area and there they found a decomposed body. They contacted police and the remains were taken to the medical examiners office where they would later be identified as Tiffany Alston.
Not much is being said about Tiffany as a person. But she had an extended family who loved her and has taken to the internet to express their grief. They left messages in the Sun Sentinel article, there is an unconfirmed message that family believes that her husband had something to do with the murder and that an unknown person dropped her child off at her mother’s home.
Police have named Tiffany Alston’s husband- Joseph Williams, 27, as a person of interest in the murder. And they would like to talk with him, however he hasn’t been found. Police say he might be driving a 1990 white Mazda minivan. Police give one of the identifying characteristics for Williams as his tattoo. He has the name ‘Tiffany’ tattooed on his chest.
Police are asking that if anyone has information about the murder of information on Williams whereabouts to please make contact with them.
I may not have found much about Tiffany Alston but I know one thing. She was a living, breathing person. She had family and friends, perhaps a child, and she had a life. She loved and was loved. Someone took that life away and discarded her like a piece of trash. She was a living human being and her passing leaves people who know her grieving and missing her.
Her husband has only been named as a person of interest at this point. But you would think that a loving husband would want to be present to make arrangements for her burial, to care for their child, to mourn her.
The tattoo. Quite a romantic gesture. To have a person’s name tattooed on their body as a gesture of undying love and togetherness. But a tattoo basically is only a gesture. The head, the heart determine what care and love will be offered to the loved one. Not the skin where the name is tattooed. A tattoo is no guarantee that the person will love and care for the named one. A tattoo will not guarantee fidelity or love. A tattoo is a gesture, the person’s actions are what tells the tale.