Pregnant Woman And Her Unborn Baby Found Dead In 2 Different Locations


A pregnant Arkansas woman and her 31-week-old baby were found dead in southern Missouri, law enforcement said Thursday.

A married couple was arrested as the primary suspects that caused the disappearance of the deceased woman and child. Amber and Jamie Waterman were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after the body of the missing pregnant woman and her unborn fetus were found at two different locations in Missouri, authorities said.

Ashley Bush was last seen in the passenger seat of an older model tan pickup truck on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 31. A white woman in her 40s with shoulder-length brown hair was driving the truck.

A woman named “Lucy” was friends with the victim, Ashley Bush, through an interaction online. “Lucy” picked up Bush at the Handi-Mart in Maysville to take her to a job interview in Bentonville after offering a ride. At the time, Bush was looking for a job that she could do from home so that she could bring in income while fulfilling her future duties as a mom.

Instead of turning into the parking lot, the truck that Bush and “Lucy” were riding in went north onto HWY 43 and drove off. Josh Willis, Bush’s fiance, said he is disgusted in the whole situation and that he has lost all hope in humanity. He said he has lost his wife and daughter and that they didn’t deserve this.

The bodies of Bush and her daughter were found in separate locations. Ashley Bush left behind many beloved family members along with her fiance. She had three children other children, ages 8, 7, and 2.

Bush appears to have been killed by a gunshot wound, but homicide charges have not yet been filed. Ashley Bush and Valkyrie Bush, her unborn child, were shot dead in their home.

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