A 22-year-old Texas woman and her unborn baby have died after authorities say a woman cut the baby from her womb.
According to reports, New Boston, Texas police responded to a call around 10:20am Friday for a "deceased person". The call came from a residence in the 200 block of Austin Street, said Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Gregg Williams.
Upon arrival, a deceased woman, later identified as Reagan Hancock, was discovered inside a residence. The preliminary investigation indicated an unborn child had been removed from the victim's body. Hancock was only seven and a half months into her pregnancy and local officials feared for the health and safety of the baby.
Police in Idabel, Oklahoma say the woman who allegedly attacked the pregnant woman showed up at a hospital in Idabel with the fetus. The premature baby later died at the hospital.
A female suspect was later taken into custody by Oklahoma authorities; the child did not survive, Williams Said. At the request of the New Boston Police Department, the Texas Rangers are now investigating. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.
Multiple agencies are investigating including DPS, New Boston Police Department, Bowie County Sheriff's Office, and Texarkana Texas, Police Department.
Right now, there is no word on how the two women knew each other or just why Hancock was murdered. It may be unclear to some but, those of us who watch Lifetime movies, we know the truth. Its obvious that the suspect had more than likely been pretending to be pregnant and needed a baby to pass off as her own. This is sickening!
Our prayers go out to Hancock's family!