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Pregnant woman found dead on picnic table had been shot, police say

Homicide detectives continue to investigate fatal shooting of Kerica Nelson

Kerica Nelson, 21, was found shot to death on a picnic table in the southwest Miami-Dade County neighborhood where she lived.
Kerica Nelson, 21, was found shot to death on a picnic table in the southwest Miami-Dade County neighborhood where she lived.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A pregnant woman who was found dead on a picnic table in southwest Miami-Dade County was shot to death, police said Thursday.

The body of Kerica Nelson, 21, was discovered on a picnic table Wednesday morning at a park in the neighborhood where she lived, Miami-Dade police Detective Lee Cowart said.

Nelson, who was seven months pregnant, died of multiple gunshot wounds.

A view from Sky 10 showed the body covered by a yellow tarp on top of a picnic table on Southwest 282nd Street.

Nelson's family members said she leaves behind a son and daughter, who are 1 and 2 years old.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.