Authorities in Oklahoma are searching for a person of interest after a pregnant woman was found dead in her apartment over the weekend.
Officers with the Chickasha Police Department were called to respond to an unattended death at around midnight on Monday at the Virginia Street Apartments, where they found Ashley Cannon dead in her home, according to a news release issued Tuesday. Cannon was three weeks away from giving birth to her daughter, whom she'd named Nala Cannon, but both Ashley and the child were found deceased. Police were called to the scene after two small children who were in the home with Cannon fled to a neighbor’s house and said that their mother was dead, police said.
The two small children were Ashley’s sons, News 9 reports.
Authorities have yet to make an arrest, but the Chickasha Police Department have released photos of a man who is a person of interest in the case. They believe that he may be driving an older, gold-colored Chevy Tahoe SUV.
The person of interest being sought in connection to Cannon’s death is believed to be the father of the unborn child, KOCO News 5O reports. He is also believed to be married; Cannon’s family said that she stopped talking to him after she found out, according to News 9.
Following Cannon’s death, her family is calling for justice, and for the person responsible to turn themselves in to the police, according to KOCO.
“Please, please I'm asking you with everything in my soul. I'll give you everything I have just to bring him to justice,” Cannon’s sister, Alisa Brown, said. “I can't sleep. I don't know what to do. Just share, share, share, share. If you can share a viral cat, you can share this.”
Police believe that Cannon, 37, last spoke with the unnamed man on Sunday, News 9 reports. The Chickasha Police Department are asking anyone with any information on the case to contact them.
Carmella Brown, who was also a sister of Cannon, said Tuesday that Ashley was “the sweetest person” and was known for being giving, according to the outlet.
“She didn't deserve this. She didn't ask for it,” Brown said. “Her boys didn't deserve it. We didn't deserve it.”
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