Mom beaten to death by boyfriend was 7 weeks pregnant, family says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A mother of three was found dead by her 8-year-old son after being severely beaten by her boyfriend, according to Houston police.

It happened at an apartment on De Soto Street near Antoine Drive in northwest Houston on Sept. 19.

HPD Homicide Division Sgt. S. Murdock and Det. R. Rivera reported Ashley M. Garcia, 27, died at the scene. She had suffered severe head and body trauma.

Garcia's family spoke with ABC13's Mayra Moreno on Wednesday and claim Garcia was seven weeks pregnant.

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Manhunt is on for suspect in beating death of Ashley Garcia, who was discovered by her 8-year-old son.



The suspect, Alexis Armando Rojas-Mendez, was charged with murder and remains at large.

Garcia's family said a funeral will be held Thursday. She leaves behind three children: Camila, Luis and Billy.

Anyone with information on the incident or on the whereabouts of Rojas-Mendez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

GET HELP: If you need help getting out of a domestic violence situation, call the Houston Area Women's Center 24/7 hotline at 713-528-2121 or call AVDA at 713-224-9911. You can also click here to chat with an advocate online. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and need help, call 713-528-3625.
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