"Jamie fell in her trap," Stice's close friend Ashley Nicole told AOL News. "She [allegedly] kidnapped her, killed her and then cut her baby out of her. I'm still in shock. It is unimaginable."
According to Nicole, Coy, 33, friended Stice on Facebook and told her that she was from an agency that helps pregnant women and could help get her clothes for her baby. She also told Stice that she, too, was pregnant, Nicole said.
Authorities jailed Coy on murder and kidnapping charges Wednesday after personnel from a Bowling Green hospital contacted Kentucky State Police about a "suspicious birth" involving Coy. After questioning Coy, authorities went to a wooded area in Oakland, Ky., where they found Stice's body, Kentucky State Trooper Jonathan Biven said at a press conference today.
According to Nicole, the baby, who was not due until May 24, is doing well. "The baby is OK. He is premature [and] he is still in the hospital," she said.
Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby said preliminary autopsy results indicate Stice suffered from "multiple homicidal sharp-force injuries." He declined to elaborate.
"We've still got some other tests that we are doing, toxicology and things like that, and we're still waiting on the results of those," Kirby told AOL News.
The scenario Nicole alleges is eerily similar to one that occurred in Missouri in 2007, in which then 19-year-old Lauren M. Gash befriended 18-year-old Amanda Howard on the social networking website MySpace. Gash, who had been lying about her own pregnancy to family members for months, told Howard she had some baby clothes for her and set up a meeting at a gas station.
On July 30, 2007, Gash picked Howard up at the gas station, but instead of taking her to her home to pick up baby clothes, she drove her to a hotel room in Blue Springs, Mo., where she bound and gagged her. Gash then got on top of Howard and attempted to snap her neck.
The hotel staff alerted law enforcement, and when police came to the hotel room and rescued Howard, they found several items of interest, including duct tape, a drop cloth, a syringe and forged copies of a birth certificate.
In July 2008, Gash pleaded guilty to kidnapping, assaulting and restraining Howard. She was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Meanwhile, Stice's friends plan on holding a memorial baby shower for her son Saturday. Nicole said the goal is to gather items for the child and also to raise money for a funeral fund.
"She was really excited to become a mom. She was really looking forward to it and really wanted to meet him," Nicole said. "But now he is not able to have a mother, and all we can do is show him pictures."