Murdered mum-to-be pictured with heartbreaking baby gender cake – family say tot ‘unlikely to survive’

A MUM-TO-BE posed with a cake reading “See you soon, Riley” just weeks before she was stabbed to death – with her family saying the baby born after she was fatally attacked is “unlikely to survive”.

Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, became the capital’s 64th murder victim following the “horrific” attack in Thornton Heath, near Croydon, on Saturday.

Her baby, born when Kelly was eight months pregnant, was delivered at the scene and is currently fighting for life in hospital.

But Kelly never got the chance to meet her little boy, with family saying all she had wanted was to become a mum.

The 26-year-old had celebrated her pregnancy in April, posing with blue balloons reading “It’s a Boy” and a cake with the words “See you soon Riley” iced in blue.

A devastated relative today revealed the baby boy is unlikely to survive.

Rosa Fauvrelle, Kelly Mary’s aunt, said: “It’s my husband’s niece. He’s at the hospital because they are doing a little blessing because they think the baby might not survive.

“People want answers and we’re just not getting anywhere. I know today they have gone to the hospital as they said if you want you can bring a priest in.

I think that’s what they are doing. I don’t think the baby is going to make it. I think a decision has to be made on that today

All Kelly wanted was to be a mum. That’s all she wanted. When she found out she was pregnant I think that really lifted her spirits.

“She was a sweetheart an absolute sweetheart. The most gentle loving person and being a mum was all she dreamed about.”

Police confirmed on Sunday they had arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the gruesome attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A 37-year-old man held on Saturday has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Scotland Yard said: “Detectives investigating the murder of a pregnant woman in Croydon have made a second arrest and have named the victim as Kelly Mary Fauvrelle.

“Next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.”

Kelly Mary, who was eight months pregnant, was in cardiac arrest but her baby survived the attack.

In February she uploaded an ultrasound image to her Facebook page and wrote: “We can’t wait to meet you.”

Horrified neighbours reported hearing “screaming” coming from the home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

One told Mail Online: “Later on I saw another woman come out and just collapse on the street.”

Scotland Yard has not released the gender of the baby who is currently in a critical condition.

The force added that they are keeping an open mind regarding the motive for the attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman said: “This is a horrific incident in which a young mother has lost her life and her child is critically ill.

Our sympathies go out to her devastated family; they are being supported by specially trained officers following this awful event.

“I would ask that they are left alone at this time as they come to terms with the enormity of what has happened.

“A large crime scene is in place, and is likely to be in place for some time.

At the forefront of our enquiries is understanding what exactly has lead to these tragic circumstances, and we are doing everything we can to establish the facts.”

“Residents should be aware that if they have any concerns, or information they would like to share with us, that they can speak to any of the officers there, or call our incident room on 020 8721 4005.

“Alternatively please use the anonymous methods of reporting information to the police, such as Crimestoppers, if you wish.”

The woman became the capital 64th murder victim since the start of 2019.