Amanda Hicks killed in murder-suicide: Police
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Amanda Hicks (Martin County School District) Hick’s infant daughter and the scene outside her apartment complex (WPTV screenshots)

A 26-year-old middle school teacher and new mother in southern Florida was killed inside of her home over the weekend where her 10-month-old baby was found crying but unharmed in what is believed to be a murder-suicide at the hands of her boyfriend.

The victim, Amanda Hicks, was a sixth grade reading teacher at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School in Port St. Lucie’s Martin County, district officials confirmed to Law&Crime.

Investigators allege that Hicks was killed by her boyfriend, whose identity has not been disclosed by authorities.

According to a press release from the Port St. Lucie Police Department, officers at about 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 responded to an apartment complex located in the 5500 block of NW East Torino Parkway in reference to a welfare check requested by the family of an adult male resident.

Upon arriving at the scene, first responders say they found the front door of the home locked. However, officers said they could hear a young infant inside the residence crying. Investigating the scene further, police said they were able to see into the residence through a rear sliding door where they spotted what appeared to be two adults lying motionless on the floor.

Officers forced their way through the locked front door and confirmed that the two adults — a male and a female — were deceased. Authorities then removed the unharmed crying infant from the crib. The child was later placed with a family member, according to the release.

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