Funeral scheduled this week for murdered mother of abandoned toddler

Funeral scheduled this week for murdered mother of abandoned toddler

Funeral scheduled this week for murdered mother of abandoned toddler

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 14 at 2:05 PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) – The murdered mother of a 3-month-old boy found abandoned in a Breckenridge Hills apartment complex will be laid to rest over the weekend.

 

A funeral and wake for Ebony Jackson, 30, will be held at the Power of Change Christian Church in Cahokia on Saturday.

Authorities say Jackson was found dead in a truck Tuesday morning after investigators located her car in the 4400 block of Elmbank in north St. Louis. She died of a gunshot wound to the neck, the St. Louis City Coroner’s Office said Thursday.

Police continue to investigate how Jackson died. Additional details regarding her death have not been released.

Officers were able to find Jackson’s vehicle with the help of a GPS tracking device, which are installed in vehicles to allow it to be located if payments are not made.

Pine Lawn officers said the original goal was to reach $5,000, but they ended up raising at least $8,000.

St. Louis County police has also said anyone with information could get up to $1,000 for an arrest.

Anyone who may know the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

The search for Jackson started Jan. 4 when Jackson’s 3-month-old son, Donovan Prom, was found about 5 a.m. at the Hickory Trace apartment complex in Breckenridge Hills. The hallway was fully enclosed so the child was shielded from the cold morning. He was in a car seat, with a blanket over him and a bottle of milk by his side. A resident of the complex found the child as he was going to work and called police.

Local family members came forward after seeing the child’s photo on the news. They told investigators that Jackson lived in Oklahoma City with her boyfriend and the child’s father, Craig Prom, but was coming to East St. Louis to visit. Jackson reportedly saw local family members before she disappeared.

Police said neither Prom nor Jackson had any known connection to the apartment complex. He said there was no video surveillance there, and surveillance cameras at neighboring businesses were not pointed in that direction.

 

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