In Memory of Marilyn Cotto Montanez

On Thursday April 25th at approximately 6:37 pm my family suffered one of, if not THE MOST traumatic moment of our lives. While walking with our 9 year old sister to the store to get the finishing pieces to our younger sisters project, our innocent baby Marilyn was struck in the head during an escalated altercation between 3 men. Before collapsing she yelled at our 9 year old sister to run but in a panic she froze. She only ran once she saw her sister collapse. She succumb to her wound and passed away. We’re asking for anything you can contribute towards her funeral and burial arrangements so she can get the proper send away she deserve. Anything left over will go towards seeking psychological help for our 9 year old who witness the traumatic ordeal. 

Marilyn was 18 years old full of life and so eager for her future. She wanted to go to Farmingdale to pursue nursing and began applying for scholarships to help her pay for it. I know family always speak about how much of an angel their loved one was but our baby truly was. Yes she was a brat sometime but can anyone name a teen high schooler who isn’t? No alright then. Someone took the life of an innocent baby. She will never get to turn 19, she will never get to go prom shopping like we’ve talked about for hours at a time, she will never get to graduate high school with a regents diploma that she was working so hard for or go to college, she will never get married or have children of her own. #justiceformarilyn because she deserves nothing less.


Elizabeth Zambrana
Yonkers, NY

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