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Bring Ariana Jade Home

$6,935 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 129 people in 3 months
Created August 14, 2018
Loss of a Loved One is heartbreaking. When this loss is your 6 year-old child, it is earth-shattering. 

On Saturday, August 11th, 2018, Joseph Romeo received this earth-shattering call that his daughter had been murdered in Rio Rancho, NM.. and he was thousands of miles away in Wimauma, FL, where he lives with his family including Ariana Jade’s youngest of her big brothers. Her two older brothers and all of her family all live nearby, as well. 

Ariana Jade was a beautiful child. She loved to play and gallop around bringing up the energy in any room. She was very smart, and loved people very much. She was always sensitive to how other people were feeling, and was very excited about school, learning, and making friends. 

Ariana Jade was living with her mother in New Mexico, and her father was fighting to have her come live with him and near the rest of her family. As you can imagine, laying this Angel to rest was not what he had in mind when he was fighting to bring her home. 

To transport her home, and for her funeral, her father is being quoted at about $10,000. I have raised that bar just a bit to include costs toward a headstone and any traveling and work loss expenses that may be accrued in this time of deep mourning. If there is any surplus, it will be donated to The National Children’s Alliance. 

Here is is the news report:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.abqjournal.com/1208518/police-identify-6-year-old-girl-who-was-killed-in-rio-rancho.html/amp

Thank you all for your time and giving. This is a very difficult time for the family, and all considerations are deeply appreciated. 

Sincerly,

Angelea Torn 
on behalf of the Romeo’s.
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Hopefully tomorrow there will be official statement released via the attorney of her father.

In the original post I mentioned that victim funds ARE be explored. So are alternatives. I have done resource and advocacy for the last 5 years, so this isn’t a new process to me in terms of resources. Thank you for your suggestions.
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hello everyone this joseph romeo ari's father I just want to say thank you for the donations and prayers.
I am trying everything I can to get her back to Florida so we all can say our prayers to her.again thank you for everything and thank you for everyone trying to help.
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Thank you to everyone who has shared and sent donations to bring Ariana Jade home. This is still an active investigation and we are praying for swift justice and peace for this beautiful girl.

News outlets and stories are being written to celebrate her life in different places, and I hope that awareness to father’s parental rights and the need for case workers to look deeper is raised in her honor.

~Angelea
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Raised by 129 people in 3 months
Created August 14, 2018
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