Police in Southern Pines, North Carolina have ruled the death of a pregnant teen a homicide.
Aiyonna Clarice Barrett's lifeless body was found in a vehicle in a wooded area on Sunday evening.
At the time of her death, Barrett was nine months pregnant with a baby girl.
Sadly, her unborn child did not survive.
According to ABC 11, whoever is responsible for Barrett's death will also face a homicide charge for the infant, per North Carolina law.
Upon learning Barrett had been killed, her family released a statement.
In the statement, the family praised authorities and mourned the loss of Barrett. They are also seeking justice and have faith law enforcement will due a full investigation to find who is responsible for her murder.
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