In time for Christmas, family members in Texas and Louisiana have closure knowing the body of their daughter and mother of a newborn, Heidi Broussard, was found, and the baby was safe and alive.
“A suspect arrested in the case was a “close friend” of Heidi’s who pretended to be pregnant while plotting to take her baby,” local news reported.
In what many are describing as a bizarre Lifetime movie, Broussard was allegedly kidnapped by her friend who lived in northwest Houston, in the Jersey Village area.
Magen Fieramusca, 33, was arrested and charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of tampering with a corpse in connection with the case. Fieramusca allegedly faked a pregnancy and later allegedly kidnapped and strangled Broussard in order to keep Heidi’s baby and pass her off as her own.
Thanks to Texas Rangers, Houston and Austin Police, the plan was stopped.
But not in time to prevent the murder of Heidi Broussard, 33, of Austin, also mother to a young son.
Police were hopeful Broussard was alive.
Finding her body, Austin police said was a “heartbreaking development.”
“It’s been a horrible week here in Austin,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs. “We were hoping to find Heidi alive.”
Breaking news in the disappearance of a young Texas mother and her newborn – the woman’s family tells @NBCNews she has been found dead and that her baby was discovered alive and well. @SamBrockNBC has the latest. pic.twitter.com/g18vcPA6AP
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 20, 2019
Maygen Humphrey CHRISTOPHER GREEN #HeidiBroussard pic.twitter.com/gAPQ8KozwN
— Paula Neal Mooney (@PAULANEALMOONEY) December 20, 2019
The alleged murderer appeared to also have Trump Derangement Syndrome.
The woman arrested in the Heidi Broussard case in Austin is named Maygen Humphrey. This was found on what appears to be Maygen’s twitter account. The irony… Heartbreaking to hear Heidi was found dead but thankful the baby survived. Why are some people so evil? pic.twitter.com/begXCYaPp3
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 20, 2019
Heidi, originally from Louisiana, was described as kind by her neighbors in Austin.
Neighbors at Heidi Broussard's complex say nothing was out of the ordinary the day she and her infant daughter disappeared and described her and her family as happy and kind https://t.co/27asfkn3NY
— Kara Carlson (@KaraCarlson2) December 20, 2019