Police in Alabama have arrested three people after a young mother was found dead on the side of a road.
The victim, 23-year-old Jennifer Raven Nevin, was discovered near a methane gas well on July 17, reports WGMA.
According to the New York Post, she was last seen when her mother came to pick up her 5-year-old son on July 14. The child reportedly spent much of his time with his grandmother.
"We developed some leads last night, worked on them all day today," Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Capt. Gary Hood said. "We interviewed multiple people, several witnesses. We were able to develop a timeline and recreate the last days of Miss Nevin’s life."
As a result, two males and one female are now being held. The males are held in lieu of $150,000 bail each, while the woman is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Koran Rashad Lewis, 23, a 16-year-old boy, and the 20-year-old woman, Vida Milagros Confetti, are all charged with murder. It is not clear if the suspects personally knew Nevin.
They may not be the only ones police will have to arrest.
"We’re still pursuing leads and looking for other subjects to interview," Hood said. "There are possibly others who could be charged as well."
Some wondered whether Nevin's substance abuse issues may have led to her death, reports Tuscaloosa News.
Nevin's brother, Will, says her death was not from an overdose, and police also suspect foul play. However, he has wondered if her alleged murder was related to the "wrong circle of friends" she made while struggling with her drug addiction.
"She had just developed the wrong circle of friends, the types of friends who weren’t looking to take care of or look out for her," he said. "We tried. We tried so hard, and it wasn’t enough."
Will said his sister's friends -- if they are connected to her murder --- would not be the only ones to blame.
"There are a lot of people to blame for her death and I would say that it's a societal problem," he said, AL.com reports. "We don't care for the people in pain like we should. We don't take care of those with substance abuse and mental health like we should because it's not a pain we can see. These people just sort of fall through the cracks."
"This sort of death, this is directly tied to substance abuse," he later added. "She wasn't a bad person, and she didn't deserve this. This wasn't some kind of random event. There was a reason for this."