Kaylin Fiengo: 12 weeks pregnant woman, 18, found shot dead in her car
'I think she was just targeted and set up,' said Kaylin's father, Ricky Fiengo
SANFORD, FLORIDA: Kaylin Fiengo, an 18-year-old pregnant woman has been found dead with gunshot wounds in her car at Sanford, Coastline Parks Parking spot on Friday, November 11. The case is being investigated as a double homicide, as per the police.
As per reports, a Sanford Police Department officer patrolling the area of Coastline Park around 11.20 pm on Friday approached a vehicle that appeared to be running and was backed into a parking spot. The officer located a woman in the driver’s seat, identified as Fiengo, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
Fiengo’s family members said the teen was 12 weeks pregnant with her second child, a baby girl, at the time of her death. She is survived by her 1-year-old son, Ace, who was staying with his father at the time of killing. The family says Kaylin was a "happy girl."
Meanwhile, the preliminary investigations from police have revealed that Fiengo “went to that location with the intent to meet a person known to her." The circumstances surrounding what happened were still under investigation, and the incident appeared to be isolated, police added. "We don’t have any indication that this was at random," said Bianca Gillette, a spokesperson for Sanford Police. "We do feel like it was an isolated incident, and we do feel like we do have some really solid leads to give us the entire picture of what occurred that night and why," Gillette stated, as per FOX35.
“I’m just basically in a black tunnel, just sitting here. She was a mother, a happy girl, and likes to joke around. It’s senseless. It’s just so senseless. She was just a fun-loving, happy person. She was just the life of the party,” Ricky Fiengo, Kaylin's father told Click Orlando.“I think she was just targeted and set up," he added. She also took her role as a parent very seriously, other reports said.
As of Tuesday morning, November 15 no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been announced. “The senselessness of this type of violence is infuriating. Kaylin was a young mother who had her whole life ahead of her. This violence and destruction won't be tolerated in our community,” Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said, as reported by the New York Post. “I am confident that our residents will work with us to find the person responsible for Kaylin's death,” Smith added.