June 18 should have been one of the happiest days of Regina Allen Elsea’s life. When the 20-year-old wasn’t wasn’t working as a temporary employee at a Cusseta, Ala., manufacturer that stamps metal parts for Hyundai and Kia vehicles, she was making final plans for her wedding and looking forward to a new life with her future husband.

On June 19, her family and fiancé were planning her funeral.