Family: Victim on phone with her mother when killed near newborn

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Murdered mother Isis Williams' family speaks with Action News: Trish Hartman reports on Action News at 10 p.m., December 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- The manhunt continues for a Philadelphia man in connection with the murder of a mother in front of her baby early Friday morning.

Tyrese Lynch, 33, of Philadelphia, has been named as a suspect in the shooting death of his girlfriend Isis Williams.

Authorities found Williams dead around 4 a.m. Friday inside a home on the 6300 block of North Woodstock Street in Logan.

Police believe Lynch shot Williams in the head with her 5-day-old daughter in a crib just steps away.

The aunt of Williams, Aspara Agyeman, said Isis was on the phone with her mother when gunshots rang out.

"Her mother heard the shots," said Agyeman.

The mother of three has just given birth just days before. The baby girl, now one-week-old, is staying with Isis' aunt.

"Even though I may be the one that ends up raising her, she's gonna know that Isis is her mother and that she was loved," she said.

On a GoFundMe page set up to help with funeral costs, a family member says the relationship between Williams and Lynch was abusive.

Investigators said there were signs of a struggle in the home, furniture was overturned, but the baby was not injured.

Neighbors said they heard an argument before Williams was found.

"He was calling her derogatory names," said neighbor Melvina Hall. "It was very loud."

A vigil is planned for Monday evening to remember Isis Williams in her neighborhood.

Police said Lynch should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives.