After 28-year old Kanika Powell finished her tour of service, she began a career working as a security contractor at Johns Hopkins University in the Applied Physics Laboratory. After two years, her job became permanent and much more involved. She worked on projects relating to National Security and the Department of Homeland Security. Due to the sensitive nature of her daily tasks, Kanika was very alert. So, when a man pretending to be an FBI agent tried to gain entry to her home, Kanika resisted and called the police. She also let her loved ones know what had happened.
Another man showed up at her door a mere four days later, claiming that she needed to sign for a delivery. Kanika refused to let him in and called her mother later to discuss the incident. The same day she left her apartment to run errands, arriving back just before midday. Someone was hiding in the hallway and as Kanika approached her apartment, the person shot her several times. Kanika died of her injuries the following day.
3 months later 31-year old Sean Green was ambushed while waiting at a red light. He was shot nine times. Sean worked at a National Security contractor and was murdered 25 miles from where Kanika lived.
Both murders remain unsolved.