A Missouri mother was found dying in a pool of her own blood on Saturday evening, the same night her family says she just met a new friend she'd made on Facebook.
Police in Ferguson are investigating the death of 25-year-old Sharae Bradford, who was reportedly discovered nude on her bed, where she was bleeding heavily but responsive when a family member discovered her.
However, Bradford succumbed to her injuries, the exact nature of which has yet to be revealed. And her family is blaming a man Bradford recently met online.
The family told KTVI that the man, who Bradford had met a week earlier, is mentally ill with a long criminal history.
"We didn't know this until everybody started posting things on Facebook about him. They say they know he did this. We know he did this, my daughter is killed.
"My daughter is murdered because of this." said Bradford's mother, Yolanda Seay.
Ferguson police would not comment on speculation about a Facebook friend, citing the ongoing investigation.
However, the city police have called in the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis in order to aid them in the investigation.
Bradford leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter, Skilar.
Meanwhile, Bradford's friend Breyona Raquel has created a GoFundMe page in order to raise money for Skilar.
Raquel wrote on the fundraising site:
"How do you explain to a 6 year old that her mom, gained her wings and flew off to be with God. No mother should have to bury her child. But as hard as it is, we gave to face reality and accept the fact that Sharae's job on earth was done."