Pregnant woman and boyfriend found shot to death in burning Detroit home

Posted at 11:31 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 13:50:47-04

The bodies of a pregnant woman and her boyfriend were found in a burning vacant house on Detroit's west side Monday night.

The discovery was made by firefighters who responded to a fire on Mettetal and Belton.

Mariah Rasnick, 24, and Andy Maldonado, 26, had both been shot multiple times.

It appears they were killed in their home on Central Avenue in southwest Detroit where investigators found shell casings and blood Sunday after that place had also been set on fire.

But there were no bodies until they were discovered murdered Monday at the vacant house.


Family members say Maldonado and his girlfriend Mariah Rasnick were last seen Saturday when they dropped her children off at her mother's house to babysit while the couple went out for the night.

When the two didn't return, relatives feared foul play and searched for the couple, hanging on to hope they would be found alive.

Family members turned to social media asking for help finding them.

Detroit Police say both Maldonado and Rasnick have had gang associations. But it's unclear what, if any, role that played in their murders.

Investigators are working to enhance surveillance video of two suspects taken from near the scene where the two bodies were found.

Mondonado's family has set up a gofundme page to raise money for his funeral.