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Young mother found murdered, warns Facebook friends of her fate

Courtesy: KTVI

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.

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