Murder of McDonald’s cashier saving to go to college remains unsolved in Miami-Dade

Family asks public to help detectives solve student’s murder in West Perrine


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Jean Wesner Saint-Jean worked as a cashier at McDonald’s. The 19-year-old Miami Senior High School student was saving to move to Texas to go to college. A killer in southwest Miami-Dade County recently ended his plans.

The shooting that killed Saint-Jean was about 7:50 p.m., on Nov. 17. He was walking at Southwest 173rd Street and 103rd Avenue near the West Perrine Park. Doctors at Jackson South Medical Center pronounced him dead.

Mona Saint-Jean is one of his seven siblings. The Haitian-American family was grieving on Tuesday at St Fort’s Funeral Home & Cremation in North Miami Beach. She said he was a positive young man who didn’t like conflict.

“There was not one time any of us had an argument with him,” she said.

Jean Wesner Saint-Jean, 19, was working in McDonald's to save for college. He was killed Nov. 17 while walking in Miami-Dade County's West Perrine neighborhood. (MDPD)

She and other members of Saint-Jean’s family are also asking the public to help Miami-Dade detectives to solve his murder.

“It’s very frustrating because we don’t have any piece of information,” Mona Saint-Jean said. “We only know that he is deceased.”

Leonie Hermantin, a Haitian community advocate in South Florida, said Saint-Jean had defied all odds while growing up in South Florida and someone needs to speak up for him and his family.

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