Community reacts to Mishawaka teen found dead in restaurant dumpster
MISHAWAKA, Ind. --- Friends of a Mishawaka teen, whose body was discovered Sunday morning in a dumpster, said they are shocked anyone would commit such a crime.
Breana Rouhselang, 17, was reported missing at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit. Mishawaka Police officers discovered her body inside a dumpster behind Pasquale Rulli’s on Division Street around 11 a.m.
Rouhselang was six months pregnant, according to her parents.
“I think it’s horrible,” said Alexis Humphries, a classmate of Rouhselang. “I don’t understand how somebody could do that like, she was just such an amazing person – her friends, family, she definitely did not deserve this.”
Assistant Commander Alex Arendt with CMHU said when officers arrived near the area Rouhselang was last seen, they found evidence of a possible violent crime. The suspect, Aaron Trejo, 16, is in police custody and currently faces a murder charge.
Trejo is also a student at MHS, according to investigators. They said Rouhselang and Trejo knew each other.
“I didn’t believe it at first,” said Gabby Trozzy, another classmate of Rouhselang. “My first instinct was to like go on her Mom’s Facebook page, I was going to reach out but I shared a post like ‘R.I.P. You will be missed.’”
The #LLB (Long Live Bre) is being mentioned by family and friends of Rouhselang on Facebook as they give their condolences. The School City of Mishawaka said the MHS family has suffered a terrible tragedy.
“Any senseless death is very upsetting, but when you’re talking about young people it is more so,” said Chris Fronk, Deputy Prosecutor for St. Joseph County.
Rouhselang was very active in school sports said Humphries and Trozzy. She managed the school's football, while cheerleading, playing basketball and softball.
On December 10, MHS students said they will walk out of class at 11 a.m. for six minutes in remembrance of Roushelang.