Police are looking to neighbors for help in solving the vicious murder of a 12-year-old girl in Nashville, Tennessee.
"I've never seen anything this brutal in my entire career," MNPD Sgt. David Kautzman said.
The body of the child was discovered by family members last Thursday. Yhoana Arteaga was killed by blunt-force trauma in her mobile home while home by herself, according to Fox17. She was on crutches after being injured in a skating accident. Yhoana's last communication was when she texted her mother, telling her that someone was knocking at the door.
Police described the scene as ‘horrific.'
"Without being overly specific, there was blunt force trauma to her body and her clothing was in disarray," MNPD Spokesperson Don Aaron said.
Police believe the young girl knew her killer.
The GoFundMe "Friends of Yhoana" said the murdered girl was "kind, polite, caring, fun, intelligent, and beautiful she will be remembered as a wonderful daughter and great friend to all who knew her."
Anyone with information should call the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.