A LITTLE girl screamed “no, no” when she was told her pregnant mom was allegedly brutally murdered on Thanksgiving, according to reports.
Amethyst Killian‘s slain body was found on a street near Old Towne Park in St. Peters, Missouri, a day after she went missing on Thursday.
The 22-year-old’s death is being treated as a homicide, a police spokeswoman told The Sun on Tuesday.
“We do not have any new developments to share and no charges have been brought as of this morning,” she said.
The spokeswoman wouldn’t be drawn on whether or not any suspects had been identified. She also wouldn’t say if any surveillance footage existed in relation to the case, citing an “ongoing investigation”.
According to Killian’s father Tony Stelzer Sr, his daughter was “was found stabbed to death”.
“I can hardly keep it together,” he wrote online.
On Facebook, the victim’s mother Stacy Stelzer described how she sat Killian’s six-year-old daughter, Marley, down “to tell her that Jesus needed a beautiful angel and her mom was the most beautiful of them all,” according to Heavy.
Stelzer reportedly wrote that she couldn’t “even get another word out,” and all the child could do was “scream No! No!”.
The little girl has had “several outbursts of crying” but was being comforted with toys, according to the report.
The grandma told the girl, “toys don’t heal your heart,” and the child expressed a desire for a Christmas tree, the media outlet reports.
In an interview with Fox2Now, Stelzer said the “crime scene is outside my door”.
“She was as perfect as she could be,” Stelzer said of her daughter.
“She might have been 22-years-old but she was my baby.”
Killian was last seen walking to a gas station on Thursday at 1am.
When she didn’t return home, her mother filed a missing person report later that evening.
St. Peters Police conducted a search of the area and found her body lying outside at the 100 block of North Church Street on Friday just after receiving a tip at around noon.
According to a Facebook post, police were called to the scene “after personal items of the victim were found in the area, which lead to the discovery of her body nearby.”
Killian was five-months pregnant at the time of her death.
She was already the mother of two children, a six-year-old girl, Marley, and an 11-month-old boy, Hendrix.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is conducting an investigation into how Killian died, the Facebook post read. Police have not released the details surrounding Killian’s death.
“If i find out someone hurt my daughter (AME KILLIAN ) in anyway I WILL FIND YOU I will hunt you down like the scared little animal you are and put u in a place where you belong,” Killian’s father, Tony Stelzer wrote on Facebook before her body was found.
“You will never see the light of day again or anyone you ever loved.”
Killian’s neighbor Susan Brown told KSDK that she appeared to be a loving mother in a close-knit family.
“She was a sweetheart and just a really nice person. I just can’t believe what’s happened to her,” Brown told the station. “I pray for the whole family. It’s horrible.”
A Facebook user identified as Gabriell Tat commented that Killian was her cousin.
“Our family is deeply saddened by the loss of my cousin. If anyone knows anything please contact the police,” Tat wrote.
Inundated with messages of support and condolences, Tat replied, “Thank you everyone we are still in disbelief.”
Tat also created a GoFundMe in Killian’s name to pay for funeral expenses.
“I have created this go fund me for my beautiful cousin Ame Killian who passed away today,” Tat wrote.
“She leaves behind 2 amazing kids. Her mom can’t afford a funeral so any help is greatly appreciated.”
“Plus I would like to raise enough to help in supporting her kids,” Tat continued.
“Marley age 6 is a smart, talented, amazing little girl who will now have go grow up without her mommy, and Hendrix age 11 months is a handsome, smart, loving little boy who will never get the chance to know his mommy.”
“Ame was 5 months pregnant so not only do we have the loss of my cousin but also we lost a soon to be addition to our family,” she ended, before saying “give your loved ones a kiss and hold them extra tight.”