North Division - Homicide in the 8400 block of Galena View Drive


Monday, January 28, 2019,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit have charged Raeonna Allen Watson, DOB: 11/05/1998, with the death of her infant daughter, Jade Williams, DOB: 06/21/2018.

On Monday, January 28, 2019, at 4:55 a.m., North Division Patrol Officers responded to the 8400 block of Galena View Drive in reference to an Assist Medic call for service. The Charlotte Fire Department and Medic began life saving efforts on the unresponsive 7-month old infant who was transported by Medic to Atrium Health where she was pronounced deceased.

Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to both Atrium Health and the incident location to conduct an investigation.  Crime Scene Search also responded to the initial location and Atrium Health. 

Raeonna Allen Watson was transported to police headquarters where she was interviewed by homicide detectives.  As a result of information and evidence collected, detectives charged Raeonna Allen Watson with Murder and transferred her to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. 

As additional information develops in this case it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. 

​Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Pack is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at  For additional information about this incident please refer to report numbers 2019-0128-0422-01.