Man quizzed over unborn baby death
Jun 28 2012
A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found fatally injured in a street is now being questioned over the death of her unborn baby after it emerged she was heavily pregnant, police have confirmed.
Eystna Blunnie was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, after being discovered in Howard Way in the town shortly before 3am on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old, from Halling Hill, Harlow, died at the hospital. It has now emerged she was due to give birth within days.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Eystna was heavily pregnant at the time of her death. She was due to give birth to a baby girl in the next few days. As a result, the man is also being questioned in relation to the death of Eystna's unborn daughter."
A post-mortem examination found Ms Blunnie died of multiple head and facial injuries.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact detectives at Harlow's Major Investigation Team on 101.
Ms Blunnie's current profile picture on Facebook features a recent ultrasound scan. She told friends she "could not wait" to be a mother and added: "Only 17 days and counting."
Floral tributes have been left near the spot where she was found. Mourners described her as a "bubbly, larger than life" girl who was always surrounded by friends.
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