According to police, a twelve-year-old girl has been “brutally murdered” inside her home last week, after she texted her mother that someone knocking at the door, people confirms, Nashville, Tennessee.
Investigators did not find yet any proof about the suspect and they are appealing to the people for any information that can help to identify the suspect who slaughtered twelve-year-old Yhoana Arteaga on August 10.
“Thus far, helpful information from citizens, through Crime Stoppers or otherwise, has been very limited,” the Nashville Police Department said in a statement.
“Detectives are optimistic that a meaningful lead or leads will result from scientific testing being conducted by the MNPD Crime Laboratory,” the police statement continues. “This case is a priority for police department scientists as well as fingerprint experts who are studying a number of fingerprints discovered during the processing of the residence.”
According to authorities, the girl was found dead by family members at 6:45 that Thursday. She was alone at her home.
Her mother left her at 12.30 p.m. and she texted at 5:30 p.m. when Yhoana sent her mother a text message that someone was at their door.
According to investigators, “there was blunt force trauma to [Yhoana’s] body and her clothing was in disarray.”
Police have not released the girl’s cause of death but said there was no obvious indication of forced entry into the home.
“It is possible that she knew the murderer,” police said. And detectives are interviewing Yhoana’s friends and classmates “to determine if they have any information that could help further the investigation.”
“This is a horrible, brutal thing,” Nashville police Sgt. David Kautzman said during a recent news conference. “I’ve never seen anything this brutal in my entire career.”
“She seemed like she was going to be a stand-up person, just from the kindness she always showed,” the park manager at her family’s mobile home community told the Tennessean of Yhoana.
Anyone with information about her killing is urged to contact Nashville’s Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.