Chelsea Yasser, R.I.P.: New Clue in Young Mom's Fatal Stabbing

Chelsea Yasser was a 21-year-old mom from Arizona who recently visited Colorado.

During the trip, Yasser was murdered.

And now, police have released a new video that they hope will lead them to her killer.

Yasser was a devoted Facebooker. She had at least five pages, with the galleries in most of them featuring shots aplenty of her child, a nearly three-year-old son named Gauge Chamberlain.

Her posts about the boy (who is currently under the care of his grandmother) are effusive. One reads: "I am so blessed to have him as my son, he has taught me what love really is, and gives me the strength & will to get through anything !! He is what keeps me going! I definitely need him more than he needs me."

A second maintains, "Being a mommy is the only thing i have ever been good at & i am so blessed to have my little boy smile emoticon he is the best thing that has ever happened to me i love him more than life."

Yasser also shared items in which she hinted at challenges she faced.

One reads:
You say u cant handle the heartache from my bad decisions and the way i have lived my life.. shit try being the person having to to actually deal with consequences of my bad decision making. I havnt made it easy for my family, or for myself. But in the end i have had to deal with every bad decision i have made, i am not proud of the person i was, the things i did, the people i stole from, the people i lied to and overall the people i hurt that tried to love me. U say u cant handle the pain from my decisions? Ha try actually being the person who made those decisions and has to deal with the guilt & regret everyday for all the problems and pain i have caused for myself & for my family. Oh yeah tell me how my decisions have really hurt u again? People r so selfish.
According to Fox31, Yasser was arrested for shoplifting this past February.

Then, while in Colorado, where she'd reportedly traveled with a boyfriend on a business trip, she became a victim of a far more serious crime.

At 9:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, according to the Aurora Police Department, officers responded to 1200 South Abilene Street on what is described as a "welfare check."

The address, which refers to the parking lot of a shopping complex featuring a Burlington Coat Factory outlet, can be seen in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View on Google Maps."

Upon their arrival, the cops found a woman later identified as Yasser.

She was suffering from what the APD described as "life-threatening injuries." Fox31 reveals that she'd been stabbed in the neck.

Although Yasser was immediately rushed to an area hospital, she subsequently succumbed to her injuries.

Initially, the APD announced that investigators had no "suspect info at this time, or associated suspect vehicles." But now the department has released surveillance video of "an unknown make or model minivan that is either dark red or maroon in color" and "was in the area of the incident."

If you recognize the minivan or have any other information about the incident, you're encouraged to contact Aurora Police Major Crimes Unit Sergeant Fyles at 303-739-6041 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 in the case.

We send our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Chelsea Yasser. Look below to see the surveillance footage shared by the Aurora Police Department, followed by a Fox31 report about Yasser.

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