Following the discovery of Rouhselang's body, 16-year-old Aaron Trejo - a football player at Mishawaka High School - was taken into custody and was held on preliminary charges before being formally charged with murder and feticide on Monday, December 10.
Trejo initially denied seeing Rouhselang that night, but police said he later told them the two had a fight about her pregnancy. Her family called police about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after they "got the feeling that something wasn't right", said Lt. Alex Arendt of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit. The 17-year-old junior and cheerleader at the school east of South Bend was six months pregnant, her mother told police, according to an affidavit.
He then allegedly told police he'd been thinking about killing Breana for about a week, and that after fatally stabbing her, he walked to a river and threw Breana's phone and his knife into it. The girl's family said she was six-months pregnant at the time of her death.
Friends of Rouhselang's family set up a GoFundMe page to help them cover funeral expenses. Her family reported her missing just hours before her body was discovered. He told Rouhselang's mother that she never showed up for a planned meeting.
A spokeswoman for Mishawaka Schools told IndyStar that Breana Rouhselang had been a manager for the football team.
Detective Mullins reportedly added that the teen stabbed his victim in the heart with a knife "because he thought it would kill Breana quickly".
Chris Fronk, the St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor, said during a press conference that the teen's death is hard to understand.
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Prosecutors say Trejo killed Breana and the unborn baby in their hometown of Mishawaka, Indiana, US, on Sunday.
Upon searching the alley behind Rouhselang's house, cops found glasses and a bloody stocking cap.
Rouhselang's classmates learned of her death Sunday night during a football team banquet.
IndyStar and USA TODAY High School Sports is naming Trejo because he is being tried as an adult.
'I don't understand how somebody could do that like, she was just such an awesome person - her friends, family, she definitely did not deserve this'.
Mishawaka schools Superintendent Dean Speicher said some of the high school's 1,500 students took part in a silent vigil Monday morning to honor Rouhselang.
"We're just focusing on healing the kids", Meg Sauer, chief communications officer for the school district, said in a statement to the Indianapolis Star.