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“I took action… I took her life!” High school football player arrested for murder of pregnant cheerleader found in dumpster – Aaron Trejos said Breana Rouhselang, 17, ‘waited too long to tell him about the baby… it was too late for an abortion’

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The body of six-months pregnant high school student Breana Rouhselang was found Sunday morning
The 17-year-old cheerleader was found hidden in a dumpster behind a pizza restaurant near her home in Mishawaka, Indiana
Breana’s schoolmate and football player, Aaron Trejo, 16, was arrested Sunday  
Breana, 17, and Aaron both attended Mishawaka High School , Indiana – Breana managed the high school football team and was a cheerleader
Trejo allegedly stabbed and killed Rouhselang after the two got in a fight over her pregnancy.
Trejo initially denied he met with Rouhselang the night of her disappearance, but confronted with the physical evidence, admitted Rouhselang waited too long to tell him about the baby and it was too late for an abortion
Asked what he did about it, Trejo reportedly told police, “I took action… I took her life” 
He was charged as an adult Monday with one count of felony murder and one count of feticide

         Aaron Trejo, 16, of Mishawaka, Indiana, was arrested Sunday for an alleged connection to the murder of 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate Breana Rouhselang

A 16-year-old teen has been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found in an Indiana restaurant dumpster.
Lt. Alex Arendt of St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said the teen, who has since been identified as Aaron Trejo, 16, of Mishawaka, Indiana, was arrested Sunday.
The body of Breana Rouhselang, 17, a cheerleader and football team manager at Mishawaka High School, was discovered by authorities Sunday morning in a dumpster behind Pasquale Rulli Pizza in Mishawaka, just a block away from where she lived with her biological mother.
Trejo allegedly stabbed and killed Rouhselang after the two got in a fight over her pregnancy.

Breana was a cheerleader and manager of the high school football team, which Trejo was on

Breana’s stepmother, Nicole Rouhselang, told reporters on Sunday that the teen had been about six months pregnant at the time of her death.
She was last seen at her home at around midnight Saturday. Her family reported her missing about 4.30 am Sunday after they ‘got the feeling that something wasn’t right,’ police said.
Authorities then began searching the alley near her family home, eventually discovering her body in the dumpster behind Pasquale Rulli’s.
Authorities said that the restaurant itself was not involved in the homicide, but that it was just ‘a location of opportunity to hide the victim,’ according to the South Bend Tribune.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the suspect  initially denied he met with Rouhselang the night of her disappearance, but when confronted with the physical evidence, eventually told them Rouhselang waited too long to tell him about the baby and it was too late for an abortion.
When asked what he did about it, Trejo reportedly gave a chilling response “I took action… I took her life” .

Breana Rouhselang’s mom filed the missing person’s report with Mishawaka police  around 4:30 a.m. Sunday She told police her daughter had gone behind the house to talk to Trejo who was reportedly the father of the teen’s child, according to court documents.
When Rouhselang’s mother woke up around 1 a.m. Sunday and her daughter wasn’t home, she became concerned and went looking for her. She went to Trejo’s home several blocks away. He told her that Rouhselang had not shown up when he went to meet her in the ally behind her house, according to the affidavit.
Police questioned Trejo at home but, he maintained his cover story that he had gone to meet Rouhselang but she did not show up.
Officers returned to the alley behind Rouhselang’s home and located glasses and a stocking cap that matched a description given by the girl’s mother, with what appeared to be blood traces on the hat.

Authorities executed a search warrant at Trejo’s home Sunday morning and arrested him there.
The two teens were Facebook friends, but Trejo listed himself as ‘single’ and Breana did not have her relationship status posted.
The victim’s stepmom Nicole Rouhselang told reporters that Breana had aspirations of going to college, but that she had been receiving failing grades recently.
‘She was like my daughter,’ Nicole told reporters, according to the South Bend Tribune. ‘I’ve known her since she was 6. I just don’t understand it. She was young. … too young to have a baby herself.’
Breana’s classmate, Alexis Humphries, told ABC57 that she doesn’t ‘understand how somebody could do that like, she was just such an amazing person – her friends, family, she definitely did not deserve this.’

Aaron Trejo (in 2016) was arrested at his home Sunday and is expected to be charged Monday

Authorities said the pizza restaurant was not involved in the homicide, but just a convenient location for hiding Breana’s body. The restaurant is a block away from her mom’s home
Students at Mishawaka High School staged a walkout Monday at 11am, observing a moment of silence around the school’s flagpole in honor of their friend and the time when police found Breana’s body, according to ABC57.
Police haven’t released details about a possible motive and an autopsy is being planned to determine Breana’s cause of death.
GoFundMe has been established on behalf of the teen’s father, Dave, and stepmother, Nicole, to help pay for her funeral and memorial expenses.
‘This is such a hard tragedy to accept! This loving young lady was so full of life and didn’t deserve this,’ reads the description on the fundraising site page.

Breana’s schoolmates staged a walkout Monday at 11am to honor her memory and posted online

The flag was flying at half-staff in the school on Monday

The Mishawaka school district, issued a statement Sunday saying administrators were working with authorities in investigating the ‘terrible tragedy’ and that grief counselors would be available at Mishawaka High School on Monday.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends who have been affected by this great loss,’ the statement said.

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