Madeline Bills, a high school basketball star from Moore High School in Oklahoma, was found dead in her home on April 22 as per her obituary
Her ex-boyfriend, Chase Cook, has been charged with first-degree r*pe in connection to her death. Here is all you need to know about this incident.
Madeline Bills, a senior at the high school, was set to graduate in weeks with a 4.0 GPA and had signed a letter of intent to play basketball at A&M College in Northeastern Oklahoma. She was also one of the top players on her basketball team.
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Madeline “MaddieB” Marie Bills, 18, was born on September 16, 2004, to Robert “Bobby” and Stephanie Bills in Oklahoma City, OK
However, her life was tragically cut short when she was found dead in her room inside a pool house that was away from the main house. According to a report by the New York Post, Bills’ family found her body.
Bad parenting killed this girl.
WEEKS AWAY FROM GRADUATION, OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STAR, MADELINE BILLS FOUND MURDERED IN HER HOME
Her ex-boyfriend has been charged with rape after video shows him jumping the fence to her home and filming himself assaulting her while… pic.twitter.com/El85Pg4KWd
— Dark_Chicago (@dark_chicago) May 6, 2023
The investigation into her cause of death is ongoing, but Cook has been accused of filming himself assaulting Madeline Bills while she was unconscious. Cook’s DNA was collected at the scene, and authorities took his clothes and vehicle as evidence. The suspect was tracked to Chicago and was ten into custody on May 1 at a Navy boot camp. He will be extradited back to Oklahoma.
Madeline Bills was afraid of ex-boyfriend accusing him of assaulting her
Madeline Bills had reportedly told friends that she was afraid of Cook and had planned to leave the pool house where she was found dead and move back into the main house. Speing to KOCO, Moore police Lt Wes Yost said, “She was scared of him, and she told some friends she thought about moving back into the residence because of that, but no signs were given to police at all to let us know to be aware of him.”
According to a police affidavit, the alleged video showed the suspect jumping a fence to Madeline Bills’ pool house several times. He recorded himself on his phone allegedly assaulting the girl while she was subconsciously lying.
REST IN PEACE 💔 Moore police say Madeline Bills, a Moore High School senior, was found dead in her home on April 22. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested and charged with first-degree rape in connection to her death. More on this story: https://t.co/diHNPhgCp1 pic.twitter.com/Dcn59CCfIY
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The Moore Police Department stated that they anticipate additional charges for the suspect after the medical examiner’s report is completed.
Talking about Madeline Bills’ tragic death, Yost said, “In these times, it’s always sad when you have a crime like this one that has occurred and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and her friends, and we want to me sure we’re doing everything we can to find justice for Madeline.”
Community mourns loss of talented basketball star Madeline Bills
Bills’ obituary described her as someone who “made an incredible impact on many lives” and had “a personality that would light up any room.” She found joy in giving and ming friends special, homemade gifts, and “strove to see the good in people.” The obituary also stated that Bills would adopt all animals in the shelter if it were an option.
The tragedy of Madeline Bills’ death has reverberated throughout the community, and many are mourning the loss of the talented basketball player. Her death has also brought attention to the issue of domestic violence and the need for greater awareness and resources for victims.
In the we of Madeline Bills’ death, many have called for justice to be served and for the community to come together to support her family and friends. Bills’ legacy as a kind-hearted and talented basketball player will undoubtedly live on, but her loss is a reminder of the need to address the issue of domestic violence and support victims in their time of need.