PANAMA CITY, Fla. - A single bouquet of flowers lies outside the home at 1502 Cherry Street. but it doesn't amount to the number of lives the homeowner touched.
"Just an amazing young lady, just giving of her time back to the community," Carol Roberts, Bay Co. Chamber of Commerce President, said about her friend Alisa Kinsaul.
News that the 46-year old mother of two was murdered in her Cove neighborhood home has left her colleagues and friends with many unanswered questions.
Panama City Police said they received a call from a concerned neighbor shortly before 11:00 p.m. Monday.
"My neighbor just came over and asked me to call 911. She said her ex-boyfriend is like beating down her door, and I offered her to come in, and she started walking back to her house. I think she was going to try and drive away," the unnamed neighbor told police dispatchers.
They quickly developed Kinsaul's ex-boyfriend John Bradley Davidson, 46, as a person of interest and circulated his photo and a description of his vehicle, a gold colored SUV.
Around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, a resident spotted the SUV off Cedar Creek Chase Road in the Southport area and called authorities. When Bay County Sheriff's deputies took Davidson into custody, he was bleeding from severe superficial wounds.
Friends said Davidson and Kinsaul had a stormy, intermittent relationship.
Kinsaul was a popular figure in the business community, extremely active in the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, the United Way and many other organizations.
"I don't think I've ever heard a mean word come out of her mouth," Roberts said.
Bay County commissioners echoed Roberts' sentiments during their morning meeting.
"It's quite mind boggling to have seen that this morning on the news," Commissioner Tommy Hamm, who knew both Kinsaul and Davidson, said.
While many search for a reason behind this tragedy, Roberts said Kinsaul would want people to continue her legacy of giving back.
"Be kind to people. That was her message. Kindness was pretty much her motto," she added.
Kinsaul leaves behind a son who's in college at Troy University, and a daughter who attends Mosley High School.
Panama City police have not yet filed any charges against Davidson.
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