She was in a risky business, far from home .... Very likely because she perceived no other prospects for a better life. I wish we all demanded more out of life for young single mothers. She did not deserve to die this way. And due to her lifestyle few will care, as evidenced by the dismissive comment by police related to her having been drinking. I doubt she willingly/happily chose to leave her child behind so she work in a "big boys sports bar". My heart breaks for her child, her family and the large numbers of women who are trapped in similar situations.
Further to possible motive (which police say was theft)..... Customarily the ladies are paid on Mondays and are paid in cash. If you follow the timelines of the report, she was assaulted in the early hours of Tuesday.