St. Louis, MO – The body of a missing mom has reportedly been found in the trunk of her car. St. Louis Metropolitan Police confirmed the discovery on Tuesday.
In addition to recovering the body of Ebony Jackson, police said they also found her baby safe and sound inside an apartment. According to KTVI, authorities are unsure how the child found his or her way into the complex.
Jackson reportedly lived in Oklahoma, though she had recently paid a visit to some friends who live in East St. Louis. Although the woman told a relative that she was off to visit a friend in the area, Jackson never arrived at her destination. She had been missing since Thursday.
Authorities are currently looking into how the body of the missing woman found its way into the trunk of her car. Police are reportedly searching through Jackson’s phone records in an effort to locate who she may have contacted prior to her death.
News 9 reports that Jackson’s family is understandably heartbroken at the news. Relatives said they suspect foul play in the death of their loved one.
One family member said:
“Now we know that there is no doubt that Ebony was in the St. Louis area. That removed the doubt that was planted there.”
Another relative remarked:
“It’s just totally out of character for her to be in a neighborhood like this, or just the car being in a neighborhood like this.”
Relatives explained to police that Ebony Jackson had suffered a previous brain injury that left her unable to remember things clearly. However, the family members didn’t elaborate on what may have caused the injuries.
The missing mom’s boyfriend is currently in St. Louis trying to get the baby back to his or her family in Oklahoma.
As of this writing, authorities are still investigating who may have killed the missing mom and placed her body inside the trunk of her car.