• Kierra Stone Gonzalez was found dead on Sept. 21
  • Jefferson County Coroner confirmed there was foul play involved in the death
  • Louisville police are now investigating the case

A 2-year-old girl in Kentucky was found alone with her mother's body at an apartment in Louisville last week.

While the police are still searching for the woman's killer, her family has several suspicions as the toddler appeared to be well looked after when they found her with the dead body three days after the death.

Kierra Gonzalez was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head on the living room floor of her apartment on Sept. 21, when her mother, Michelle Stone, went to check up on her. The woman's unidentified toddler daughter was found unharmed, next to the dead body, WISTV reported.

Jefferson County Coroner confirmed there was foul play involved in the death, and Louisville police were investigating the case. However, the family said they have not heard from the investigators after the incident.

Gonzalez's family is searching for answers as evidence at the scene indicates someone took care of the child after her mother died. The kid appeared clean and dry, the reports said.

"They didn't kill my granddaughter; she didn't have any poop stains on her, no pee stains on her. No poop in the house, no pee stains in the house. So, we knew that somebody had been in there for three days taking care of her with the momma," Stone said, as reported by Wave3.

Stone said she could not understand how anyone could leave a toddler alone with the mother's dead body. "My question is, how could you take care of my granddaughter and not call the police when you had seen the mother was dead?" she said.

Meanwhile, Stone suspects her daughter's death was a targeted attack, although she does not know the motive behind the murder.

"She had a good heart, and she definitely didn't deserve what happened to her," the grieving mother said.

The investigators have requested anyone with any information about the case, call the anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or use the online LMPD Crime Tip Portal.

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