A two-block stretch of 7th Street was cordoned off with crime scene tape Wednesday morning. More than a dozen concerned family members, friends and Brooklyn neighbors gathered at the scene in the hours following the fire.
“It’s really a tragedy,” said Evelyn Jones, a friend of Jones who drove from Glen Burnie after hearing about the fire. “She was talking about getting herself together. I just had to see for myself.”
Ashley Connelly lived with Jones in Brooklyn before moving out last year.
“She was a likable person,” Connelly said. “I don’t know anybody that didn’t like her.”