A heavily pregnant woman was killed with her unborn baby in Texas after the child was cut from her womb by a woman she believed to be her friend, police said.
Reagan Hancock, 22, seven and a half months pregnant, died of her injuries Friday after being assaulted at her home in New Boston, Bowie County.
Her unborn baby also died shortly after being removed from her mother’s womb.
A suspect, whose name has not been released, has been arrested in Oklahoma after crossing the state border in the aftermath of the attack. She would have been a friend of the victim.
Reagan Hancock, 22, died Friday after her unborn baby was forcibly cut from her womb. She is pictured right with her young daughter and husband
The woman has reportedly been charged with kidnapping and murdering an unborn child, KLTV reported.
She allegedly took the fetus to a hospital in Idabel, where the baby later died, according to the news channel.
Friends and family identified Hancock as the victim in social media posts and revealed that she was friends with her attacker.
A PayPal fund that was set up for a married mother-of-one following her gruesome death states that Hancock “and her unborn baby were selfishly killed by someone Reagan considered a friend.”
The post revealed the new mom is expecting a second child with husband Homer, whom she married in 2019 and shared a three-year-old daughter with.
The new mom was expecting a second child with husband Homer, whom she married in 2019 and shared a three-year-old daughter.
Hancock was assaulted at her home in New Boston, Texas (pictured) A suspect, whose name was not disclosed, was arrested in Oklahoma after crossing the state border in the wake of the ‘attack.
Social media posts show Hancock was expecting another baby girl, whom she planned to name Braxlynn Sage, on November 10.
In a heartbreaking article shared on Saturday, Hancock’s mother revealed that she was the one who discovered her daughter’s body at home.
“I ask for prayers without ceasing for our family. Our beautiful daughter Reagan Hancock and her precious unborn baby girl Braxlynn were murdered yesterday by Satan in flesh and blood, ”the mother wrote.
“I found her and Marcus and Chris were on stage right after me. Our family, friends and community are deeply shaken! Our Reagan was one of the most precious people you have ever met.
Police said the Texas Rangers are currently investigating the incident.
Police said a suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested in Oklahoma after crossing the state border in the attack.