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Head of decapitated 22-year-old expecting her first child found in a dumpster outside her apartment

The headless head of a 22-year-old expecting her first child has been found in a dumpster outside her apartment.

Liese Dodd’s remains were discovered by her mother on June 9 at her home in Alton, Illinois, after police said she was “cruelly, brutally murdered and called the killer “a monster.”

Police have arrested her ex-boyfriend Deundrea Holloway on suspicion of murder.

Holloway, 22, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of intentional manslaughter of an unborn child, mutilation of a human body, motor vehicle offenses and concealment of death by murder.

Dodd’s mother Heidi Noel said Holloway wasn’t the baby’s father, but the couple had been in an on-again, off-again relationship for years.

“While at the police station, the suspect became aggressive towards myself and the officers and had to be restrained,” Gillespie Police Chief Jared DePoppe said.

The suspect was transferred without incident to the Macoupin County Jail, where he was later identified as wanted for questioning by the Alton Police Department.

Holloway is being held on $2,000,000 bail.

Liese Dodd, 22, was found decapitated outside her apartment in Alton, Illinois

Dodd's mother says she plans to have a

Liese Dodd, 22, was found decapitated outside her apartment in Alton, Illinois

Expecting a baby girl in late July, Dodd planned a baby shower that would have welcomed her first child into the world

A photo of Dodd taken from Facebook

Expecting a baby girl in late July, Dodd planned a baby shower that would have welcomed her first child into the world

Dodd grew up and went to school in Jerseyville, Illinois and recently moved into a house in Alton.

“A beautiful smile,” said Noel, speaking with… KMOV News 4 Tuesday about her daughter.

“She was just a bright light taking care of everyone. she had a big heart. She would do anything for anyone. She would do her best to help people.’

Expecting a baby girl in late July, Dodd planned a baby shower that would have welcomed her first child into the world.

“We had her baby shower planned for the end of this month,” the mother said. ‘I had sent out the invitations to the baby shower the previous Saturday. We were just excited and gathered the items you need to have a baby.

“She wasn’t on a name yet. [She] said ‘my little bean.’ So we actually called the baby ‘baby bean.’

Noel says she plans to hold a “lifetime celebration” for Dodd and her unborn baby.

The murdered woman's ex Deundrea Holloway, 22, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of willful manslaughter of an unborn child, mutilation of a human body, motor vehicle offenses and concealment of a death by manslaughter

The murdered woman’s ex Deundrea Holloway, 22, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of willful manslaughter of an unborn child, mutilation of a human body, motor vehicle offenses and concealment of a death by manslaughter

Chief Pulido released a statement regarding the murder charges being issued today, describing the crime as 'more than reprehensible'

Chief Pulido released a statement regarding the murder charges being issued today, describing the crime as ‘more than reprehensible’

“I have a 3-year-old daughter, and I couldn’t imagine anyone getting their hands on her in any way, or having to find my daughter that way,” said April Wooten, a neighbor.

“I also pray for her mother and her family, in the hope that one day they will find some kind of peace.”

Chief Pulido released a statement regarding the murder charges issued today, describing the crime as “more than reprehensible.”

Madison County District Attorney Thomas Haine said: “We believe the evidence will show that the defendant’s horrific actions here killed both a young woman and the child she was carrying in her womb.

“In the eyes of the law, both murders are equal and he will now face both charges.”

Neighbors told KMOV they are praying for Dodd’s family.

Some of Noel’s classmates are planning an exhibition to commemorate her daughter.

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