Baby Son of Pregnant Stab Victim Dies
As Mayor Khan would point out to you: "it's just all part and parcel of living in a big city."
The child born after pregnant 26-year-old Kelly Mary Fauvrelle was fatally stabbed in Croydon, south London, has died.
Eight-months’ pregnant Ms Fauvrelle was found with stab wounds at her home in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath, in the early hours of Saturday morning and despite the efforts of emergency services, died at the scene.
Paramedics had managed to deliver the baby at Ms Fauvrelle’s home, and the child remained in a critical condition in hospital. Scotland Yard confirmed that the baby had died at 3:10am on Wednesday. Ms Fauvrelle’s family had named the boy Riley.
London’s Metropolitan Police also released on Wednesday CCTV footage of a man they wish to trace. In the CCTV and images, a man is seen walking towards Ms Fauvrelle address at around 03:15am. Just over 10 minutes later, the same man is seen running back along Raymead Avenue, away from the victim’s address, toward Colliers Water Lane. Police were called to the young mother’s address at around 3:30am.
Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman, who is leading the investigation, said in a statement: “This morning, we heard the sad news that Kelly’s baby son, Riley, has died in hospital. Our thoughts remain with their family.
“This tragic development makes it even more important that anyone with information comes forward as a matter of urgency. We have released footage as the next step in what has been a fast-paced, and extremely challenging investigation.
“We need to identify the man shown in the images urgently, even if only to eliminate him from our enquiries. I need to hear from anyone who knows who he is. If this is you, it is imperative that you contact my team immediately.”
The detective added that it was not clear at the present time if the attacker was known to the victim.
While the family of Ms. Fauvrelle's grieve tonight over the loss of two relatives, the killer is still on the loose.