Visitation, funeral arrangements set for Breana Rouhselang

Dec 13, 2018, 01:34
Visitation, funeral arrangements set for Breana Rouhselang

A 16-year-old high school football player in IN is charged with the murder of his pregnant classmate.

An Indiana high school football player who was formally charged with murder in the death of a pregnant classmate allegedly told police he had been plotting to kill her for about a week.

Aaron Trejo was charged as an adult with murder in the killing of Breana Rouhselang, whose body was discovered yesterday. The 17-year-old junior and cheerleader at the school east of South Bend was six months pregnant, her mother told police, according to an affidavit.

Trejo told authorities he was aware of Breana's pregnancy and that he was alleged to be the father, the affidavit said, but he said neither wanted to have the baby.

Trejo then put Rouhselang in a dumpster, the affidavit said.

"It was learned that these two individuals knew each other through the football team at Mishawaka High school", Asst.

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A 16-year-old teen has been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found in an IL restaurant dumpster.

A GoFundMe to help Breana's family can be found here.

He is scheduled to appear before a St. Joseph County Superior Court Magistrate at 1 p.m. on Tuesday for his arraignment.

Police continued to search the area for her and ultimately found her body in a dumpster behind a business, Arendt said.

The teen is said to have made a chilling confession to officers, telling them: "I took action, I took her life", after she did not terminate her pregnancy.

"She was like my daughter", Nicole Rouhselang, the girl's stepmother, told The South Bend Tribune. Rouhselang was reportedly six months pregnant.

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Trejo also told investigators he had been thinking and planning about killing Rouhselang for about a week and had not told anybody. Aaron chose to use a knife because he thought it would kill Breana quickly.

An autopsy later revealed Breana died from multiple stab wounds and had been strangled with a scarf.

The school said it would be open Monday morning, with grief counselors available to students.

Mishawaka High School called Rouhselang's death "a awful tragedy" in a statement on its website.

After a brief break, I, Detective Mullins, began to ask pointed questions of Aaron and confronted him with the fact that the physical evidence was not going to support his story and that I suspected Aaron knew more than he was telling.

Trejo is charged with one count of murder and one count of feticide, or the destruction or abortion of a fetus, according to the court document.

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