Pregnant mom found dead just 1 block from home

A 22-year-old Missouri mother of two — who recently learned she was pregnant with her third child — was found dead in a wooded area near her home on Friday, St Peters police said.

Amethyst Killian was reported missing at about 8 p.m. Thursday night by her family, who said the last reported sighting of her was at about 1 a.m. Thursday morning when she walked to a nearby gas station but didn’t return.

Family members found some of Killian’s belongings in the area Friday morning and called police, leading to the discovery of the body.

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St Peters police did not say how Killian died but did say the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Killian, who was engaged to be married, was the mother of a 6-year-old girl and a 11-month-old boy, family members said.

“She seemed like a wonderful mother,” neighbor Susan Brown told KSDK. “They just seemed like such a close, wonderful family.”

Killian’s body was found just a block from the home she shared with her mother, stepfather, children, and boyfriend.

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[Featured image: Amethyst Killian/handout]