Remembering May 20th, 5 years later
Temperatures to climb back up over the next few days

Young mother found murdered, warns Facebook friends of her fate

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Courtesy: KTVI

EAST ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KTVI) – A young mother who was found dead in her home over the weekend may have warned her friends about her fate through Facebook.

Police were called to a disturbance call around 9 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived to the apartment, they found 25-year-old Michelle Rowling’s body.

Rowling had been stabbed several times.

Family members believe she was murdered because she was trying to move on with her life without her ex-boyfriend.

According to KTVI, the victim’s family says 25-year-old Montrell Cooper threatened to kill Rowling while he was behind bars.

He was released from jail on Nov. 25.

That same day, Rowling posted a message to Facebook that read, “Soooo if anything facebookhappens to me tonight just let my kids know I loved them dearly and tell my momma I love her.”

Authorities quickly issued a bench warrant for Cooper, who failed to make a court appearance Tuesday.

His two run-ins with the law involved violence against Rowling.

However, no warrants related to the murder have been issued.