Valparaiso Mother Found Dead Of Possible Beating

VALPARAISO, Ind. (CBS) — A 5-year-old Indiana boy went in to wake his mother up Tuesday morning, but found her dead, possibly beaten to death, in her bed.

Valparaiso police were not saying how 22-year-old Shawnna Marie Rose Forgus died, but officers spent the day at her family’s house collecting evidence.

Sources said she lived with her two children, mother, stepfather and three siblings; but no one heard anything unusual Monday night.

One of Forgus’ childhood friends said she was studying to be a medical assistant and was excited about her future.

“I just hope that whoever did it gets justice, and gets what they deserve for taking the life of someone that, in my opinion, was wonderful,” said Aimee Walker.

Friends said Forgus’ youngest child is turning 2 years old on Wednesday.

  • Afro

    Poor girl, this kind of stuff just isn’t right, I wish they would beat the person to death that done this once they catch them.

  • Aimee

    i love you shawnna..its gonna be weird not having you around..r.i.p. my bf

  • MeNU2

    How very, very sad. Prayers for her babies and family.. RIP, gone 2soon!

  • Just Axin

    You’re assuming that this was not done by a brother? How do you know that her baby daddy wasn’t a homey?

  • Just Axin

    BTW, left crook, I mean hook, what you see are not racial comments but astute observations.

  • Aimee

    id appreciate if no one argues over how did this to my friend or how it happened. if you just leave a decent comment please do not leave a comment at all

  • AnnaF

    my boyfriend is a friend of her younger brother. when i had met her, she was delightful and very welcoming. i wish for justice to be served and her friends and family the best of wishes. sending much love to her loved ones.

  • just call me friend

    R.I.P Shawna and to the family Know that you are now alone you are in the thoughts and prayers in Alot of people just let Family and Friends be there for you all and Remember it is ok to Cry and that God Is there with you It may not Feel like it But rest a sure He is For HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR WILL HE EVER FORSAKE YOU our thoughts and prayers are With you All

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