Mississippi man charged with killing pregnant woman, near full-term baby after her body is found on the highway
A pregnant Mississippi woman named Makayla Winston, who had been missing for four days has been found dead, Holmes County Sheriff Willie March confirmed on Monday. The police have also charged a suspect from Mississippi in relation to the death.
The woman's car, a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was found by deputies on Mississippi Highway 14, where her car keys were still in the ignition. Her body was found on the State Park Road.
The 21-year-old soon to be mom had been on her way to show a sonogram to the child's father and had never returned. Her due date had been July 4th. The family looked her for everywhere said her mother Yvetty Brown, who was with her other daughter when she left to meet the child's father. She then filed a missing person's report when they couldn't confirm her whereabouts.
When the police found her, they found that her cellphone had been wiped clean and tossed aside. The cops are in the process of finding out the deleted information.
Hours later, the police arrested boyfriend Terrence K. Sample, 33, in connection with the death. He was booked into the Holmes-Humphreys County Regional Correctional Facility Monday night. Because killing an unborn child is a homicide in the state, Sample faces double homicide charges. Winston had been nine months into the pregnancy.
"She loved this baby she was carrying," Winston's aunt, Annie Kimbrough, told WAPT at the time of the arrest. "She loved a man, this baby's daddy. She was a happy young woman." Her body has been sent to the lab for an autopsy and the investigation is still underway.