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Pregnant Indiana Cheerleader, 17, Found Dead In Dumpster, Baby's Father Admits Murder

Pregnant Indiana Cheerleader Dead Dumpster Baby Father Arrested
Source: Facebook, St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office

Dec. 11 2018, Published 11:35 a.m. ET

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The body of a pregnant Indiana high school cheerleader was found in a dumpster this Sunday, and now, the unborn child's teenage father has been arrested in connection to her murder.

As has learned, local police went on a search for Breana Rouhselang, 17, after she went missing from her home this Saturday night around 11:00 p.m. At the time, she left her house to meet with her unborn child's father, Aaron Trejo, 16, but she never returned.

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According to PEOPLE, investigators found blood inside her home on Sunday morning. Then, in a nearby dumpster, they discovered her body.

Police immediately interviewed Trejo — a football player at Mishawaka High School where Rouhselang was a cheerleader — who initially claimed Rouhselang never met up with them that night. But under interrogation, the crazed teen confessed he'd killed the six-months-pregnant beauty because he did not want to be a dad.

He said that Rouhselang — who was also a softball coach and the manager of the school football team — had hid her pregnancy for too long and could no longer get an abortion, which is why he murdered her. According to the affidavit obtained by PEOPLE, the alleged killer said he and Rouhselang got into a fight about the pregnancy on Saturday night, after which he pulled out a knife he'd brought from home and stabbed her in the heart.

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Trejo confessed he'd been thinking of killing Rouhselang for about a week.

"I took action, I took her life," he reportedly told police, adding that he threw his knife and Rouhselang's phone out into a nearby river after the murder.

Rouhselang's heartbroken family created a GoFundMe page after her death, saying they were still in shock about the tragedy.

Aaron Trejo faces charges of murder and feticide.

R.I.P. Breana Rouhselang.

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