Teen killed while she was talking to her mom on the phone, mother helplessly listened to cries
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Baleigh's mother to help pay for the teenager's funeral. her page, which has a goal of $11,000, has already raised $9000
15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw, from Utah was brutally killed on Monday afternoon inside her own home while she was talking to her mother on the phones, according to reports.
The teen reportedly arrived home from her Salt Lake City school on Monday afternoon and gave a routine call to her mother to tell her that she had safely reached home, according to police.
Bagshaw's coworkers at an ice-cream shop, who remembered her as a bubbly, sweet and responsible person, said that she checked in with her mother every day after reaching home, Deseret News reported. However, this time, things went awry.
Those who worked with Baleigh Bagshaw, the 15-year old who was murdered Monday, say she was a ray of sunshine that made work a fun place to be. They can't believe she's not coming to work today. We're doing a story on how she's being remembered tonight on @KSL5TV at 6. pic.twitter.com/NbrZZkYkg7— Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) May 8, 2018
Reports state that someone from inside Bagshaw's house brutally attacked the girl while she was on phone with her mother.
Salt Lake City police Sergeant Brandon Shearer said: "Her mother heard the attack going on and then the phone went dead."
The mother panicked and called her neighbors to check on her daughter. The neighbors eventually found her dead inside the house.
Police officials have not released many details about how the teenager died.
Shearer, while talking to The Salt Lake Tribune, said, "It was a very violent attack. So there‘s quite a bit of evidence, and it’s widely spread throughout the home and throughout the area."
#Utah #Wyoming #Nevada #Colorado #Arizona #NewMexico #Idaho & #Oregon friends. This guy murdered 15 year old #Baleigh Bagshaw in #SaltLakeCity today. He may be headed to #Nebraska, #Iowa, #Illinois, #Ohio or #Indiana. Has contacts in #Cleveland. His name is Shaun French. #LNYHBT pic.twitter.com/813sxHuZC5— John (@FuriousCStyles) May 9, 2018
The official added that it is not yet clear how or when the assailant entered the Bagshaws home, reports state.
Police, however, arrested 24-year-old Shaun French on Wednesday in Colorado as a suspect in the killing, according to KSL-TV. Officials had reportedly issued a call for help earlier in an effort to locate French, stating that he might be heading to Ohio, Wyoming or Colorado.
#PersonOfInterest in today's #Homicide looking for Shaun French 24, may be driving a Daihatsu Rocky 1991, camouflage in color, Wyo listing 19-13974. Picture of vehicle is not actual vehicle. If you see a vehicle matching this description or know where Shaun is call 801-799-3000. pic.twitter.com/BlCiwptKrv— SLC Police Dept. (@slcpd) May 8, 2018
The suspect had reportedly lived with the teenager's family before and officials investigating the case have issued a warrant for French's arrest. Police suspect that the assailant made unlawful sexual contact with the minor girl.
#ShaunFrench was friends with #BaleighBagshaw's brother and moved in the family home around Feb, 2017. In charging docs, the brother says he witnessed sexual activity between French and Bagshaw on multiple occasions.— Chris Jones (@jonesnews) May 9, 2018
The Deseret News reported that Baleigh worked at a Leatherby’s Family Creamery and was active in the local dog show community.
Her co-worker, Gwendolyn Robinson, said: "She worked very hard. She was a good girl."
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Baleigh's mother to help pay for the teenager's funeral. The page, which has a goal of $11,000, by Wednesday afternoon had already raised an amount of $9000.