A forbidden love. A surprise investigation. And a tragic twist that will leave a family torn apart.

The St. Louis story is tragic on so many levels. It all starts on a local high school, with a 16-year-old girl on the track team.

For over a decade, Emilie Morris kept her allegations private. But then, at age 33 and with two kids of her own, Emilie has a change of heart, finally deciding to go to police with her claims.

Friends and family say 35-year-old Emilie Morris was finally happy after the man she claims took advantage of her when she was just 16 was arrested and charged with 6 counts of statutory sodomy.

Then, just weeks before when the St. Louis mom tells loved ones the case is set to be resolved, Emilie was found dead on her bedroom floor.