A Maryland woman and her three-year-old daughter were found murdered in a parked car over the weekend.
According to People, the murder of Shiand Miller, 23, and her 3-year-old daughter Shaniya Gilmore, occurred shortly before noon on Friday.
Miller’s grandfather shared that she was having problems with the father of her unborn child, Devon Sample.
According to authorities, Shiand was eight months pregnant at the time of the murder.
Sample, 24, has been charged with 16 crimes, including two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the killings of Miller and her daughter and one count of committing a crime of violence against a pregnant person.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison spoke on the ongoing investigation but has yet to release the motive.
“This is a tragic situation where family and friends are left suffering and mourning over the loss of loved ones. I want to commend the hard work of our dedicated Homicide detectives for quickly apprehending the suspect for this despicable act of violence. I can only pray that family and friends of the victims and our city can begin the healing process.”
Devon Sample is currently in custody without a bond and is scheduled to appear before a judge on Aug. 4.