An 18-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed to death in New Mexico and her 19-year-old boyfriend admitted to stabbing her, police said.
Around 5 p.m. on Aug. 27, police said were dispatched to a house in Deming, New Mexico, in regards to an unresponsive woman.
Once on the scene, officers found the body of Ashley Sherlyn Celis, 18. Medical personnel on the scene determined Celis was dead and she was stabbed multiple times, officials said.
Officials did say Celis was pregnant when she was killed.
According to authorities, Alexis Flores, 19, was the victim’s boyfriend and he had fled the scene with two of Celis’ children, police did not give ages or genders of those children.
The Deming Headlight reported that the children were located, uninjured, in a vehicle near the Columbus Port of Entry, which is 30 miles south of Deming.
A short time later, Flores was seen walking back to the United States from Puerto Palomas, Chih, Mexico, and was taken into custody, police said.
When police spoke to the suspect, Flores confessed to stabbing Celis, authorities said.
Flores has been charged with first-degree murder, one count of injury to a pregnant woman, one count of tampering with evidence, two counts of abandonment or abuse of a child and one count of false imprisonment, police said.