Police: Woman found slain by son was also pregnant
It's not clear how far along the victim was into her pregnancy
A mother who was found by her son slain inside their Arlington town home was also pregnant, it was reported Monday.
An Arlington Police spokesperson told NBC 5 Monday that 25-year-old Kenishia Walker was expecting a child, and that the investigation into her death has been elevated to a capital murder case.
Walker’s 8-year-old son found her dead Friday morning in their town home in the 2200 block of Ridge Run Road in East Arlington. A neighbor alerted authorities around 10:30 a.m. when the child notified them of the discovery.
The death was treated as “suspicious” from the beginning. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner has not released a formal cause of death, but police reported Walker had been shot. Because there was no signs of forced entry into the home, investigators believe the killer knew the victim.
NBC 5 reported that there have been no domestic violence calls or anything of related nature at Walker’s address over the past several months.
The child, who was not harmed, has received counseling and support, and is expected to be released to family members.
Investigators are retracing Walker's steps in the 24 hours leading up to her death in search of clues. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Homicide Detective Caleb Blank at 817-459-5735.
Tips may also be submitted anonymously through Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.