Four young children found at home with dead mother

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 6:46pm

The family of a Bordeaux woman found her badly beaten body Tuesday afternoon in the home she shared with her boyfriend, Metro police said.

Asia Wade, 30, was dead and four of her young children, the oldest only 9, were alone in the house with the body when family members arrived. They found her body after forcing entry into her locked bedroom. Her car was also missing.

Family members came to check on the Wade when they learned that her children — ages 9, 6, 5 and 4 — did not go to daycare. Police said the children told their caregiver who stopped by the house Tuesday morning that they wouldn’t be going because their mother hadn’t dressed them.

Wade shared the 1609 Elizabeth Road home, near Hydes Ferry Road, with Demeko Duckworth.

Police said Duckworth was likely involved in the Monday night shooting on Hillside Avenue in south Nashville. Wade’s cousin, Clarence Goins, died Tuesday afternoon from a gunshot wound to the head that he received in the incident.

Duckworth has ties to Arkansas, and police believe he may be traveling in Wade’s car, a red 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo bearing license number 707-TMN.

He is wanted for questioning in connection to both cases.

Anyone with information on Duckworth or the victim’s car should call the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600.

9 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 7/21/10 at 5:42

"He is wanted for questioning....." Ya think?

By: budlight on 7/21/10 at 7:14

He's a person of "interest" D7. These killings are so useless. Killed her cousin and her. Drugs gone wild, probably.

By: rbull on 7/21/10 at 8:26

You know when you play with fire you get burned and that is what Asis Wade was playing with in Demeko Duckworth. I hope he is found and he gets the death penalty and I'm sure drugs played a part in this somewhere down the line. She was awfully young with four children and now who takes care of them.

By: budlight on 7/21/10 at 9:05

Either family or the state rbull. Same as the woman arrested this past week; she was alive, but her four children ages 1 -6 were sleeping on floor with dead dogs; feces and had dog feces matted in their hair.

She was alive, but dumb enough to live in a home with no running water, no toilet, no electricity.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/10 at 9:55

my condolences to the family. everyone makes mistakes and unfortunately she paid a high price. i wish the best for her children.

By: miscueiam@hotma... on 7/21/10 at 10:04


it is a tragedy for the children. i hope family members will step up
so they can have some sort of kind and good childhood.

By: budlight on 7/21/10 at 10:31

it is a tragedy for all children to be born into poverty, suffering and violence. So now. how do we stop it?

By: budlight on 7/21/10 at 10:32

OH yeah. Obama slipped abortion into the latest bill. That should help. I was being sarcastic. i hate abortion as birth control. Apparently obbbama and his support group want to end births to the un-wealthy. So he ok's abortion.

By: Loretta Bridge on 7/23/10 at 8:02

As usual Obama is to blame