Makayla W., 21-year-old from Mississippi, was found dead on a deserted road about five miles from where her car was previously spotted after being missing for a few days. The young woman was nine months pregnant and only days away from giving birth.
A man believed to be her boyfriend, 33-year-old called Terrence S., has been arrested in connection with Makayla’s disappearance.
County Sheriff says Terrence is charged with capital murder and murder for allegedly killing Makayla Winston and their unborn baby. The man turned himself in coming together with his lawyer.
Makayla’s body was taken to the state crime lab to determine the cause and manner of death and the authorities are still awaiting the results.
When asked about the case, the suspect said that he doesn’t know the victim. Later he added he was not her boyfriend.
Several relatives of the victim however confirmed they thought Terrence was her boyfriend. “They were often seen together in the past months; Makayla didn’t have any other around her.” they added.
After some time, Terrence admitted he knew Makayla but denied he was his boyfriend. He also denied he was the father of the baby. “I don’t know her (Makayla). I’ve seen her around, but I don’t know her personally and she was not my girlfriend. I really don’t know her and that was not my baby.” he said.
Terrence’s attorney said his client should be released if there are no charges.
Victim’s cell phone was cleaned up so we’re also doing an investigation on the cellular phone, trying to find out what was erased, the sheriff said.
The ongoing investigation should reveal what really happened. Tests were also made to confirm if Terrence is the father of the unborn baby.