NORFOLK---Memorial balloons swayed in the wind outside of Phylicia Robinson's apartment Thursday.

One day after Norfolk Police confirmed Robinson's body was found inside Jamaile Graves' closet, her family is speaking out.

Robinson's older sister Katisha Oakley gave 13News this statement Thursday:

'As of this moment we are all experiencing indescribable pain. I am at a loss for words. We lost a great young woman who was a daughter, sister, mother and friend. Phylicia was taken from us way too soon and for no reason at all.'

Robinson hadn't been heard from since the night of October 3 and police said they found her personal belongings in her home.

Graves and Robinson lived in the same duplex, in separate units.

Police say Graves has been charged with murder in the death of Robinson.

Graves is charged with Robinson's murder just days after facing another murder charge in the death of 29-year-old Mandi Myers in Virginia Beach.

Graves is also accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, Mandi Myers, on Monday. Her body was found in her Va. Beach apartment.

Police say Graves stole Myers' car and a firearm, but the stolen weapon was not used in the homicide.\

The Medical Examiner determined Myers was strangled to death.

Authorities later found Myers' vehicle and gun and arrested Graves.

He's being held in Virginia Beach facing several charges including second degree murder of Myers.

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