Pregnant woman Liese Dodd beheaded while her family planned her baby shower
Police have arrested the pregnant woman’s ex-boyfriend Deundrea Holloway, 22
A 22-year-old pregnant woman has been found decapitated, just weeks before her family were set to surprise her with a baby shower.
Liese Dodd, who was eight months pregnant with her first child, was discovered by her mother in her apartment in Alton, Illinois, on Thursday.
Her decapitated head was found in a dumpster outside the building in a murder police have described as ‘abominable’.
Dodd’s ex-boyfriend Deundrea Holloway, 22, has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of the expectant mother and her unborn baby girl.
Dodd, who fondly called her unborn child ‘my little bean’, has been described by her family as a ‘bright light that cared for everyone’.
Her mother, Heidi Noel, said the family were planning a baby shower for Dodd for the end of this month – and were gathering gifts together ahead of the birth in late July.
Noel, who is now instead planning a funeral for her daughter and granddaughter, said she had sent out the invitations and the family were gathering gifts together.
She said Holloway was not the father of the baby, but the pair had been in an on-and-off relationship for two years.
The suspect has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of intentional homicide to an unborn child, dismembering a human body, offenses relating to motor vehicles, and concealment of a homicide death.
Holloway is being held in jail on a $2,000,000 bond.