Amanda Hicks killed in murder-suicide, police say

Amanda Hicks (Martin County School District) Hick’s baby girl and the scene outside her apartment complex (WPTV screenshots)

A 26-year-old middle school teacher and new South Florida mother was killed inside her home over the weekend when her 10-month-old baby was found crying but unharmed in what the 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 Martin County of Port St. Lucie, district officials confirmed to Law&Crime.

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

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

Upon arriving at the scene, first responders say they found the front door to the house locked. However, officers said they heard a young baby crying inside the residence. Investigating the scene further, police say 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 later removed the crying baby unharmed from the crib. The child was later placed with a family member, the statement said.

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