A 12-year-old Girl from Goodlettsville, Tennessee was killed while she was home alone. The killing took place minutes after she texted her mother that someone was knocking at their door.

According to Mirror, the girl was left alone at their trailer home as she did not attend school because she was recovering from a leg injury due to a skating accident. She was identified by authorities as Yhoana Arteaga.

Mother had lunch with daughter hours before killing

The mother of Arteaga had lunch with her daughter at around 12:30 p.m. on August 10. Arteaga then sent a text to her mother at around 5:30 p.m. By 6:45 p.m., Arteaga’s mother and two siblings came home and found her murdered.

Her family has not released any statement regarding the death of Arteaga.

It remains unclear what the cause of death is but they noted that the girl suffered from blunt force trauma. Her clothing was also stripped and was in disarray.

They also did not know if Arteaga was sexually assaulted before the killing. Lieutenant William Mackall said in a statement that Arteaga might have known her killer since she possibly let the attacker in because there was no sign of forced entry at the home, People reported. They have not confirmed yet that the suspect is someone Arteaga is familiar with but police are looking at that angle.

No tips yet as to who did it

The Nashville Police Department said that information from citizens through the Crime Stoppers has been scarce. Detectives are, however, optimistic that a tip that would lead to an arrest will be given soon and that useful information will be taken from the scientific tests conducted by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) Crime Laboratory.

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A number of fingerprints were discovered at the residence so that is one of the evidence the Crime Laboratory is studying.

The friends and classmates of the 12-year-old are also being interviewed to determine if they have any information that could help in the investigation.

School posts tribute to slain girl

Liberty Collegiate Academy where the girl was a student, posted a tribute to her. They said they are heartbroken as they grieve over the loss of Arteaga, who was a 7th grader at the Nashville school. Grief counselors will be at the school next week to provide support and assistance to students and teachers.

Anyone who has information that could lead to an arrest us urged to call the Nashville Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.