Evelyn Rodriguez

 

 

Age: 50

 

Summary: vocal anti-gang advocate whose 16-year-old daughter Kayla Cuevas was brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members and who was later honored by President Donald Trump at a State of the Union address earlier this year, who had been outspoken against gang violence after Cuevas and her friend Nisa Mickens, 15, were attacked and killed with machetes and baseball bats in a wooded area of New York City's Long Island suburbs in 2016 (the alleged killers face murder charges that could result in the death penalty), and who later sued the Brentwood School District for $110 million over claims that it ignored warnings that MS-13 gang members were threatening her daughter.

 

 

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by an SUV

 

Born: July 16, 1968

 

Died: September 14, 2018

 

Location: Brentwood, New York