Courtney C. Coats was reported missing 11/23/13. Sadly, 12/21/13 her remains were found in the along the Illinois River in East Hardin, IL. Courtney was brutally murdered by her boyfriend and a friend of his. Her body was dismembered and thrown over the bridge.
Thankfully, the bridge had cameras which recorded the suspects in action and they have been arrested and are to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Illinois law.
Courtney was an amazing woman whose life was cut way too short. She died at the young age of 30 years old. She brought so many people light and laughter and love. She was a beacon to her community and friends.
Courtney touched the lives of everyone around her. The news of Courtney's disappearance sparked an immediate desire for searches and door-to-door talks to receive any information to where she might be.
News of Courtney's life and the impact she had literally made it all the way around the world and so many people prayed for her safe return. When the news was grim, those same people stepped forward to give their deepest sympathies.
With the power of Courtney's spirit, fiery personality, and the love that she gave everyone she met, it is my wish that we raise enough money to take care of her final expenses, a beautiful memorial, and enough money for her family's court battles ahead.
Please help us to put one of the world's best angels to rest.
Thank you for all your support and donations. Your gifts are truly appreciated. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE COATS FAMILY FOR COURTNEY'S FINAL EXPENSES AND COURT DATES.