Police: Alexis Morales suffered from gunshot wounds

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 4:31 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Police say Alexis Morales, the 27-year-old missing mother from Elkhart County found dead in South Bend last month, suffered from gunshot wounds.

Alexis and her 5-month-old son Messiah Morales, who is alive, were found inside an SUV connected to a Silver Alert back on April 19. The two went missing on April 12 after attending a gathering at Kelly Park in South Bend.

Police did not have any update on Messiah’s condition, but officials say they are working with the Department of Child Services.

Alexis’s death was ruled a homicide though police are not specifying her cause of death. Police have yet to name any suspects.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the South Bend Police Department Detective Bureau at 574-235-9263 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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