A heavily pregnant woman and her unborn baby have been brutally killed following a savage street attack.
Victim Eystna Blunnie
, 20, from Harlow, Essex, was just days from giving birth, when she was discovered near to a busy main road in the town suffering from severe head injuries.
The college student was rushed to the town’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
Essex Police arrested a 23-year-old man, yesterday afternoon, and were questioning him in connection with the murder and the death of the unborn child.
Today friends told how the young mum-to-be was excited about the birth of her first child, due later this week, before she was discovered with fatal injuries near to Howard Way in Harlow, Essex.
Detectives initially said the death was being treated as unexplained but following the results of a post mortem, it is now being treated as murder.
The horrific nature of the attack at around 3am on Wednesday morning has shocked and upset residents in the area who have laid floral tributes at a bench near to where her body was found.
As she excitedly counted down the days she spoke of the father of her baby, who is believed to be the suspect, not wanting the child and having a new partner