Death of pregnant Frankford woman, baby ruled double homicide

Police are offering a $40,000 reward — $20,000 each — for the arrest and conviction of the killer.

Megan Doto, 25, who was eight-months pregnant, was killed by a stray bullet Sunday morning. Her baby died Monday morning. Credit: Facebook. Megan Doto, 25, who was eight-months pregnant, was killed by a stray bullet Sunday morning. Her baby died Monday morning. Credit: Facebook.

 

The death of a pregnant Frankford woman and her baby girl has been ruled a double murder, police said.

 

And police are offering a $40,000 reward — $20,000 each — for the arrest and conviction of the killer.

 

"It's very tragic," said Homicide Capt. Jamea Clark, "A 25-year-old woman in the prime of her life shot and killed."

 

On Sunday morning Megan Doto, 25, who was eight-months pregnant, was sitting in a chair on her front porch on the 1500 block of Adams Avenue, watching a neighbor’s child, police said.

At 10:45 a.m. an unknown gunman fired at least 10 rounds at a four-door, white vehicle at the top of the block. One of the bullets drifted toward the woman’s front porch and caught her in the face. Clark said Doto was not involved in the altercation, nor was her boyfriend.

She was rushed to Temple University Hospital where she was pronounced dead, Clark said.

Doctors performed an emergency C-section, and successfully delivered the baby girl at 12:30 a.m.

"As a result of the trauma, which occurred to the mother's body, the baby was pronounced dead at 1:13 a.m.," Clark said. "It was a girl."

Doto was due on Oct. 15, according to her Facebook page. She was also the mother of a 6 year old and a 4 year old.

Clark agreed that it was a far distance for the bullet to travel, but he would not disclose its caliber.

"But it traveled a far way," he said.

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