Police: Missing Mother Died From Gunshot Wound To Head

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The family of murder victim Ebony Jackson Shelton met with St. Louis city police detectives for several hours Thursday afternoon to get an update on the case and offer any information they can toward getting it solved.

Few details are being released publically except confirmation that Ebony died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Among those family members meeting with police was Ebony`s mother Stella Jackson, who arrived in St. Louis from her home in Denver, Wednesday night.

Ebony was Jackson`s only child and according to friends and family, Ebony`s murder has devastated her.

The family spokesperson, Linda Lawson says Ebony`s mother is grateful for the outpouring of support and confident police, with the help of the public, can solve this case.

"There is continual action and that in and of itself is encouraging," Lawson said. "This is like the first step on an invisible staircase and we know at the end of that staircase we will see a face to put to this crime."

The other development expected Thursday was the result of a paternity test to confirm that Craig Prom is the father of Ebony`s baby, three month old Donovan Prom,  found abandoned last Friday in Breckenridge Hills.

Paternity test results are not open to the public, but a court source said in these kinds of cases, it`s likely once the results were in that the baby would be released to him immediately.   VIDEO - Father Of Abandoned Baby's Facebook Post

Ebony`s body has  been released to her family and they are planning to hold a funeral in the St. Louis area. They are also setting up a fund to help with funeral expenses.  The details will be released on Friday.

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS. All calls are anonymous. Caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

Pine Lawn, Missouri police have also collected more than $5,000 for a reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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