Former South Middle School Student, Mother Shot to Death

A former Fort Zumwalt South Middle School student and her mother were shot to death in California, according to published reports.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Amy Freeman Burton, 37, and her 13-year-old daughter Ainsley Freeman, a former student at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School were found shot to death in their San Francisco area home Monday. 

According to the Danville, CA Patch,  Investigators said Burton is not a suspect, but he is a "person of interest" as they try to determine if this is a double murder or a murder-suicide.

According to the Pleasanton, CA Patch, because Ainsley was communicating with a 16-year-old male from Kentucky, via text messages and photos.  Police do not believe that incident has anything to do with Monday's deaths.

Today, Patch is reporting , but police have said they do not believe a killer is on the loose.

Freeman Burton's mother, Linda Walp, lives in Chesterfield and said her daughter received death threats after police were notified about 13-year-old Ainsley communicating with that Kentucky teenager, according to the Post-Dispatch. 

Walp said her daughter and granddaughter moved from O'Fallon, MO, to California in December because Burton's husband had been relocated there for work, the Post-Dispatch reported. According to the report, Ainsley attended the in Ballwin and then the  in St. Peters.

So far two Facebook pages have been created in Ainsely's memory: RipAinsleyFreeman andAinsleyFreemanneverforgotten.

*Pleasanton, CA Editor Tanya Rose contributed to this report


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