Mr Freeman released a statement saying he regretted that "the world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer".
"Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person," the statement reads.
"I said, 'Uh oh."' Patrick Curry, another neighbour, said the man was "totally off the ranch".
"He was kneeling over her and screaming about 'God has arisen," he said.
Inappropriate would be an understatement to describe the transition from father-figure to lover, and it certainly suggests other inappropriate behavior could have gone on long before the age of 17.
After all, what would spark that sort of attraction at that age—for both Morgan and E’Dina.
She played a receptionist in "5 Flights Up," a movie released earlier this year which Mr Freeman starred in alongside Diane Keaton.
Miss Hines studied acting at New York University, and had a number of small movie and television roles."Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.This weekend I watched “Lean on Me” and “Driving Miss Daisy” back to back on OWN and I thought, I love Morgan Freeman, I forgot he’s such a good actor.Does the age difference and familial relationship matter if she was of age when they began dating and they’re not blood related?Edena Hines, the granddaughter of Morgan Freeman's first wife, was stabbed to death on a New York street early Sunday morning, and on Monday, her live-in boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of murder.Police declined to comment on the manner in which Ms Hines was killed, or any possible motive.