Ashley Bush Bio – Ashley Bush Wiki
Ashley Bush, a pregnant Arkansas woman, and the 31-week-old baby she was carrying were found dead in southern Missouri. Ashley Bush was 31 weeks pregnant, and the baby’s name was Valkyrie Grace Willis.
Ashley Bush was 33 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A pregnant Arkansas woman was shot dead in Missouri on Thursday, a day after the baby she was carrying was found in a separate location.
Amber and Jamie Waterman, both 42, have been arrested on kidnapping charges, Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith said, according to KHBS.
Smith said that the couple had not been charged with the murders of 33-year-old Ashley Bush or the baby, Valkyrie Grace Willis, because investigators have not determined where they were killed.
Bush was 31 weeks pregnant. She had three other children, ages 8, 7, and 2, and was engaged to be married.
Smith said investigators have not yet determined a motive.
“This is just a reminder that it is evil in the world,” he said. “People do evil things. And that someone would prey upon a pregnant woman in her most vulnerable state is unimaginable but unfortunately that’s the world we live in.”
Investigators say Bush was last seen Monday afternoon in a pickup truck driven by a woman she met online who had taken her to a job interview in Bentonville. The woman who told Bush her ” Lucy ” name was Amber Waterman. Waterman picked Bush up at a convenience store in Maysville for the ride to the job interview. At about 3 p.m., Bush texted her fiance that she was returning to the convenience store and could be picked up there.
Josh Willis, the fiance, told investigators he saw Bush in the truck with Waterman at the intersection where the convenience store is located. Still, instead of turning into the parking lot, Waterman drove off on Highway 43, KFSM reported.
Investigators told KHBS that they’re still working out a timeline for the kidnapping and killings and that the FBI and officials in Arkansas and Missouri are involved.
The bodies were found in McDonald County in southwestern Missouri, which borders Benton County in northwestern Arkansas.
According to jail records, the Watermans are being held without bond in McDonald County, where they’re listed as residents of Pineville.