Casa Grande police investigate 13-year-old girl's death

CASA GRANDE, AZ - Authorities in Casa Grande are investigating the death of a teenage girl whose body was found in her family's home on Christmas Day.

Casa Grande police say they're awaiting an autopsy to determine how 13-year-old Aniarael Macias died.

They say 33-year-old Adam Villa called 911 on Wednesday night to report his wife had allegedly stabbed him and he was driving himself to a hospital.

Police officers responding to the Colony Apartments found 35-year-old Connie Villa and three of her children -- ages 3, 5 and 8.

The woman also had been stabbed and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The three children didn't appear to be injured.

Police say they found the teenage girl dead in a bathroom.

Ana Mollet is a member of Mothers Of Preschoolers, also known as MOPS. She says Connie Villa belongs to the group and that's how they met.

"I met her at one of the meetings. And just before school started she was looking for someone to give her daughters rides after school," Mollett said.

She volunteered and says Aniarael was a smart, sweet girl.

"I remember her as a fun-loving young lady and she really loved her brothers and sisters," Mollett said.

She and other mom in MOPS plan to put on a bake sale to help pay for Aniarael's funeral.

"When we heard the tragedy we said, ‘If there's any way we can help just let us know,'" Mollett said.

Sarah Lamb is organizing the bake sale. She says Aniarael's death hurts all of these women.               

"As a mother you never want to see another mother lose their child," Lamb said.                               

They plan to hold the bake sale at the same place Connie's family is holding a car wash. That's at the Pep Boys in Casa Grande at 8 a.m.

Police criminal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation and autopsy.

They say it's still unclear what led to the stabbings.

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