An aspiring model from Houston, Texas was found murdered inside her apartment on Friday evening. Danielle Chaney’s boyfriend made the gruesome discovery, according to KTRK. She was reportedly shot on her bed, according to Chron.
Chaney, 20, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after. Her mother Betty Harris told KTRK, "I've cried so much in the last couple of days. I mean, I've never cried this much in my life. I've never felt this kind of hurt ever. I can't even explain how this pain hurts so bad. This is my baby. She was so full of life. Everybody loved her. She was just so full of life with so much love in her. She wanted to be everything. She loved fashion. She loved makeup. She was very artistic."
The aspiring model was also taking classes at Texas Southern University.
When KTRK checked out the scene, they saw an open window and another window shattered by gunfire.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
"If you could think back to that moment during the day when it took place, please come forward and just say something. We have no closure unless we know what happened," said Harris. "I'm not here to judge anybody. I'm not here to judge anybody. All I'm saying is that my baby is dead. We deserve to have that closure. Just do the right thing. That's all we ask. Just do the right thing."
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxygen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.