The suspect accused of killing a pregnant mother and her unborn child in Texas photographed the victim’s engagement and wedding just a year before.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 27-year-old Taylor Parker was arrested on Friday after she allegedly cut an unborn child from Reagan Hancock’s womb. Hancock, 21, was found dead on Friday and Parker allegedly fled with the baby before she was pulled over at a traffic stop. Parker reportedly told a state trooper the baby was hers, and both were transported to a hospital in Oklahoma, where the baby was pronounced dead.
As The Daily Beast first reported, Hancock and Parker — who also goes by the name Taylor Morton — are friends on Facebook, and Parker appears to have taken photographs of Hancock’s engagement and September 2019 wedding.
Police say Taylor Parker allegedly attacked 21-year-old Reagan Simmons-Hancock and forcibly removed the baby from her womb and showed up at a hospital in Oklahoma with the fetus https://t.co/aqJhh6zA93
— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) October 13, 2020
In July 2019, Hancock posted a photo of herself, her young daughter, and her future husband, with the caption: “Love my little family.” Parker replied with the comment, “my fav family,” and Hancock and her husband Homer both replied, with Homer thanking Parker for the photos.
The victim’s mother told the Daily Beast that Parker also photographed her daughter’s wedding.
Reagan’s mother declined to comment further on the relationship between the two women, and authorities have not yet shared any specifics about the circumstances that preceded the horrific murder.
“We’re in pieces,” Regan’s mother told the Daily Beast. “I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.”
According to multiple reports, Hancock was over 8 months pregnant with a due date of early November.
Parker’s Facebook profile includes photos that indicate she has children of her own. In August, she changed her profile photo to an image of a pregnant woman. The face of the woman in the photo is somewhat obscured, and it is not known if the photo is of the suspect or someone else, or if it is a recent photo.
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[Feature image: Taylor Morton/Facebook; Reagan Hancock/Facebook]