Autopsy reveals missing mom found deceased suffered gunshot wound

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- An autopsy on Alexis Morales reveals new details into the death of the missing 27-year-old from Elkhart County found dead in South Bend last month.

The autopsy shows Morales suffered from a gunshot wound, according to South Bend Police.

It's still unclear if that was the official cause of death as police wait for the final Coroner's report. 

Morales was reported missing, along with 5-month-old Messiah, on April 13. A Silver Alert was issued on April 18.

Her body was found in her vehicle at 6 p.m. April 19 parked in the 400 block of S. Bendix.

Inside the vehicle, Alexis was found deceased. Messiah was taken to the hospital.

Police revealed on April 20 they were investigating her death as a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.


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