Pregnant mother, 7-year-old son found dead

  1. Pregnant mother, 7-year-old son found dead
    Ex-boyfriend charged with murder


    DALLAS, Texas (CNN) -- The bodies of a pregnant woman and her 7-year-old son have been found near Denton, north of Dallas, a spokesman with the Denton County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

    Lisa Underwood, 34, and her son, Jayden, were found in water, Fort Worth police said.

    Underwood's blue Dodge Durango was found in a creek Monday in Denton, about 40 miles north of Dallas. It was not clear how close the bodies were to the vehicle.

    Underwood and her son had been reported missing Saturday after she failed to appear at her baby shower.

    Stephen Dale Barbee, 37, was charged with capital murder Tuesday, said Lt. Gene Jones, a Fort Worth police spokesman.

    Barbee and Underwood, both of Fort Worth, were romantically involved at "one time," Jones said.

    Barbee was arrested in Tyler around 3:15 a.m. (4:15 a.m. ET), a detention officer in Smith County said. Bond for Barbee was set at $2 million, he said.

    Jones said the suspect was being transferred to a jail in Fort Worth.

    Underwood, 34, was seven months' pregnant.

    A search of Underwood's home Saturday evening found "a significant amount of blood," but no signs of forced entry, Jones said.

    Police on Monday searched a house near Underwood's home in northern Fort Worth, he said.

    An Amber Alert, issued by police over the weekend, was canceled Tuesday morning after Barbee's arrest, said a spokesman with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

    CNN's Ed Lavandera and Tracy Sabo contributed to this report.



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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Oh my goodness.. have been watching this over the past day.. about her disappearance. How terribly, terribly sad.

    When they announced yesterday that they had found her vehicle near the creek in the brushy part, I had a bad feeling then... now my suspicions are confirmed.. the tragic outcome.

    Just too sad.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    I too have been following this story . . . that poor woman and her 7 year old. I keep thinking about how scared he must have been.

    steph
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from stevielynn
    I too have been following this story . . . that poor woman and her 7 year old. I keep thinking about how scared he must have been.

    steph
    Yeh.. me, too, Steph... what a horrid thing for that lil' fella to have to go through. And the mother.. wanting desparately to protect both him, and her unborn child.... and of course herself.. last, naturally. She would have gladly died to spare them both.

    This is SO heartwrenching.
  6. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from jnette
    Yeh.. me, too, Steph... what a horrid thing for that lil' fella to have to go through. And the mother.. wanting desparately to protect both him, and her unborn child.... and of course herself.. last, naturally. She would have gladly died to spare them both.

    This is SO heartwrenching.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    What the hell is the matter with people! :angryfire

    I swear sometimes I just want to scream. And then cry.

    steph
  8. by   Mkue
    No respect for life It saddens my heart to see innocent ppl's lives ended.
  9. by   mattsmom81
    How terrible..that poor woman and child. I wonder if he is the father of the baby she is carrying. Probably. :stone

    I heard recently that this IS the #1 cause of death of pregnant women ...murder by the fetus' father. What is wrong with people out there today. :stone
    Last edit by mattsmom81 on Feb 22, '05
  10. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from mattsmom81
    How terrible..that poor woman and child. I wonder if he is the father of the baby she is carrying. Seems like there has been a lot of murders of pregnant women by the fetus' fathers lately. :stone
    From what I have seen on the news (home with a sick child today), it appears they think he was the father of the unborn baby. I wonder if he will be tried for 3 murders.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am crushed. I heard of the amber alert and hoped they would find them ok....

    this is beyond sad. What a terrible thing.
  12. by   leslie :-D
    God the images just running through my mind.
    i can't escape the 7yo's horror and to have to die that way.
    i can't imagine the heinous acts of these lunatics because they were presumably angry.....and what goes throught their mind? i'll kill an unborn child as well as a 7 yo?

    i hope the castrate the bast*rd. :angryfire
    and i hope they rape the hell out of him in jail.

    i am totally overwhelmed with some many emotions.....
  13. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from earle58
    God the images just running through my mind.
    i can't escape the 7yo's horror and to have to die that way.
    i can't imagine the heinous acts of these lunatics because they were presumably angry.....and what goes throught their mind? i'll kill an unborn child as well as a 7 yo?

    i hope the castrate the bast*rd. :angryfire
    and i hope they rape the hell out of him in jail.

    i am totally overwhelmed with some many emotions.....
    Me too..
  14. by   webblarsk
    Just breaks my heart. I don't understand what makes people so evil. That poor little boy.

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