Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport
A 26-year-old teacher in Port St. Lucie, Florida, was found dead Saturday in a suspected murder-suicide, with police alerted to the scene by the crying of her 10-month-old daughter.
Amanda Hicks’ death was confirmed by the principal of Anderson Middle School, where she taught sixth grade.
Hicks was discovered inside the Peacock Run apartment complex, lying next to an unnamed man with whom she was believed to be having a relationship. He is thought to have killed her, then taken his own life, police said.
Tributes from her friends and family have poured in for the teacher since her death.
Her brother Eric, who also lives in Port St. Lucie, posted on social media after her death.
‘Y’all plz help us raise money for my sister’s funeral and service and everything,’ he wrote.
Their mother died in December 2018 after battling cancer.
Hicks had given birth to Alani in July, and the two had moved into the apartment three weeks ago, neighbors told CBS 12 News.
‘They seemed very normal, very normal,’ said an unnamed neighbor.
‘We didn’t even get time to even get to know them because everything happened so fast.
‘My heart out for the family, though. Hopefully, they find peace in all of this.’
The man who died in the incident has not had his name released by authorities. His family called the police at 11:45 am requesting a welfare check.
Officers heard Alani crying and then saw two bodies on the floor.