Jaclyn “Angel” Dobbs Missing – Mother Slain, daughter missing in Wheeling home

Jaclyn “Angel” Dobbs Missing – According to report a body of a woman was found and her child kidnapped.

According to the Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Al Steffen 21-year-old Janya Murphy was murdered in her apartment and her 1-year-old daughter Jaclyn “Angel” Dobbs is missing.

She was found dead on Tuesday night at her 365 Inland Drive home during a well-being check. Her daughter, Jaclyn “Angel” Dobbs, who lived with Murphy, is missing in what police are calling a kidnapping case.

Police received a missing person report at around 10:22 p.m. Tuesday after Murphy’s family became concerned when she didn’t report to work and had not been in contact with family members since Monday.

Murphy was “targeted,” said Steffen, who did not elaborate except to say this was not a “random thing”.

An autopsy was planned for Thursday to determine the exact cause of death, but Steffen was sure it was suspicious.

He said “Every indication is that it was a homicide”.

Steffen said he had no indication if Angel was safe, and the police said in a statement that they were investigating the situation as a kidnapping.

Anyone with information is asked to immediately contact police, 847-459-2632.