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A mother was shot and killed in her apartment. Her 2-year-old girl was left with her body for 3 days, police say.

Image Source: WHAS-TV YouTube video screenshot

A 2-year-old girl was found alone with the body of her mother after she was shot and killed, and Kentucky police said she was in the apartment for three days.

23-year-old Kierra Stone-Gonzalez was found in her apartment by her mother Michelle Stone after she had not heard from her in several days.

“It’s hard because her sister and I are the ones who found her,” Stone said to WAVE-TV. “We walked in on her. We walked in on her, and the one blessing that I got out of this is the fact that they didn’t kill my granddaughter.”

She said her daughter had been shot in the head.

Mysteriously, Stone said that the child had appeared to be taken care of by someone during that time she was alone with her mother's body. She said her granddaughter had been fed and was clean.

“My question is, how could you take care of my granddaughter and not call the police when you had seen the mother was dead?” asked Stone.

The Jefferson County Coroner found that foul play was involved in the death of Stone-Gonzalez.

Stone said that her daughter had just moved to Louisville a few weeks before she was killed. She thinks her daughter was targeted but she doesn't know why.

“Her smile and her heart of gold,” Stone said. “That’s what I want people to remember Kierra as. She had a good heart and she definitely didn’t deserve what happened to her.”

Louisville's homicide rate has increased every year since 2019 and the trend is continuing into 2022. Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Erika Shields blamed "the gun issue" and said the city was at a crisis point.

Here's a local news report about the incident:

Louisville mother wants people to remember late daughter for her heart www.youtube.com

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