Family of double murder victims seeking fund for burial

Family of double murder victims seeking fund for burial

KENNER, LA (WVUE) - Family members of the couple found slain in their bedroom Monday are hoping for help from the community.

Raynell Kimbrough, 31, and his girlfriend Dawn Scott, 28, were found by Kenner police shot to death with their newborn baby lying in bed - unharmed - next to their bodies.

"I'm hurt, I had plans. I graduate next month. My uncle was supposed to be there, and I feel like he's not gonna be there, so what am I supposed to do?" said Taiganna Kimbrough, the victim's niece.

The Kimbrough family set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the couple's funeral because they said the pair did not have life insurance.

"We don't have the money ourselves, so we're trying to do everything we can to raise the money. I hope that people can come together for the sake of our family," said Tatiyana Mason, Kimbrough's niece.

The couple was a beloved part of the family, now broken after the murder.

"They didn't just take a sister-in-law from me that was my favorite, they took a brother, a baby brother from us, and words can't explain how they made the two families feel," said Shaketha Senette, Kimbrough's sister.

Today, the family spent time with Kimbrough's daughter, Shaneya, who was with her mother in Atlanta when the murders happened.

"I love my father, and it's my father, like anything else I have that I love, that's my father," the 7-year-old said.

"I never thought I would see this day, ever, for neither one of them, my uncle, Tudy, both of them was my everything, that's something I can't never get back," Mason said.

The Kimbrough family hopes to raise enough money to bury the couple together.

"If he was here and it would've been her, he would have it no other way. He would've laid her out like a princess, and I'm quite sure if it would've been him and he was here, she would've laid him out like a king," Senette said.

The Scott family has also set up a donation account at Capital One under Dawn Ellen Scott. You can donate to the GoFundMe page by clicking here.

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