For Drew

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Raised by 147 people in 23 months
My name is Timothy Brandon Barfield. Most people called me by my middle name, Brandon. I met my best friend, Drew Devoursney, while serving in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004 with 1st Marines. After that, he went back for another tour in Iraq with 11th Marines. Then he served as a contractor in Afghanistan.
After living with me here in West Palm Beach in the Fall of 2016 while he was completing Dive school, Drew, relocated to Corozal, Belize. As of 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25th, Drew and his girlfriend, Francesca Matus, have gone missing.
With the support of the local Belize authority along with the Canadian and US Embassies, efforts were made to locate them. As of May 1st, around 8:45 p.m., we received news that Drew and Francesca's bodies have been found. With your support, Drew's family and I would like to raise money to hire a private investigation firm to investigate Drew's disappearance and death.
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6/4 - Day 34 - Still nothing from the FBI. I will be making a trip down to the FBI office in South Florida on Tuesday in hope to speak to someone about the investigation.

Drew was laid to rest at the Nashville National Cemetery on May 19th. It was a day marked with laughter and tears as we all gathered from near and far to share memories and the impact he had made in each of our lives.

To all who have donated and shared Drew's story, please know that we are still pursuing justice. We are doing all that we can so that Drew and Francesca's deaths won't be forgotten. We won't be quiet. We won't let them be a part of the 97% of unsolved murder statistic.
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5/12 - Day 11 - David and I are back in the States safe and sound. Drew is back home with us. No updates yet from the FBI but we couldn't wait any longer. While Drew's family and I anxiously awaiting for answers, his family and brothers in arms will gather to celebrate the life of the 6'6" gentle giant that we all knew and loved.
Drew, you weren't afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.
Go rest high on that mountain.
Your work on earth is done.
I wish I could see the angels' faces
When they hear your sweet [guitar sound]. -Vince Gill
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5/5 - Day 4 - From the bottom of my heart, thank you everyone for you continuing generosity, love and support! I have been getting countless heartwarming messages from people near and far. So many people have reached out to offer kind words and open their hearts to us in this difficult time. I could not tell you how much Drew's family and I appreciate you. I do not have any updates about the investigation. I just want to share how deeply touched we are by all that you do for Drew and his family.
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5/4 - Day 3 - I know you, like all of us here, are anxious for updates. As of right now, no new developments have been made. The investigation is still ongoing. I will post updates as soon as I know more. Drew's family and I are in the process of hiring a private investigation firm. Please help spread the word as the cost is $1500 a day. Any little bit helps.
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Maureen Conway
23 months ago

First off, this isn't the place for negative comments. Usually people do not like asking for money, so close friends fundraise. Second of all...this isn't a place for your opinion on thier death. Him serving for our country has nothing to do with karma or payback. That's the shittiest thing you can say. If you have a negative opinion on this page please refrain and Keep it to yourself. You should be very ashamed if yourselves for saying anything other than expressing your sympathy.

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Kevin Brown
23 months ago

I served with Drew in Iraq 2006. 7th Marines. Thank you for putting this together. Please keep us all informed. RIP Devo Semper Fidelis

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Jason Robert Truscott
23 months ago
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Love deb...Brandon has been a close personal friend of Drew since they were in the Marines. He has spent alot of time with Drew in Belize and knows the country..It was done by Brandon on behalf of tbe family..Thanks

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Tray Tray
23 months ago
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Some comments on here are brutal. Do u realize that there family and friends will read this. Disgusting. A couple got murdered, show some respect. R. I. P. My condolences go out to there families ❤️

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Dan Williamson
23 months ago
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Love Deb, Why does it matter?? Did u contribute?

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Janice Summers
22 months ago
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Please think of the grieving family before you leave these hateful messages. Some of you people are just assholes!!

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Glennie Bennett
23 months ago
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Not only is travel expensive, but corrupt third world governments make it extremely difficult to move forward with investigations. Corruption is rampant in places like this. If you read throughout the description here they let you know that private investigators cost up to $1500 per day; which they are arranging. Of course family & friends will seek justice and do everything they can- Drew was a friend of mine and deserves the utmost honor & respect. Save the negative banter. This is absolutely the wrong place & time. RIP Drew, you are missed buddy & I hope justice is served for you.

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Linda Mager Eaton
22 months ago
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For the life of me I cannot understand the ignorance of some people. This is a tragedy. I don't know these people and I am certain the family is devastated. If you have something negative and hateful to say please use common sense and move on. Thank you for your service and sacrifices for our freedom.

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Ramona Barfield
22 months ago
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Brandon and Drew have been as brothers since they met in the Marines. The negative comments are unnecessary. No man left behind. Brandon takes his friendships seriously.

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Tommy Jacob
22 months ago
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Mr. Conkhite, should that child your feeding come down with an illness, com here, you won't have to feel helpless, I’ll donate. Ms. Katie Ann, God blessed you by the courage he designed Drew to have so Drew would go fight for you even though your words clearly declares the lack of appreciation you have for him. Mr. Jason, Cuba is safe only because of gentleman like Drew. Note, fundraisers aren’t form to support just one cause, one illness. Lastly, should you lose your job, then insurance and then wife, come here, I’d donate and help when you need it the most, like Drew's family does... from us, right now. Mr. Hugh, stop trolling, go chat with all those friends of yours who are probably over hearing your weak opinionated remarks. Ms. Love Deb, your name couldn’t be further from the truth. Oh, Deb, meet Hugh, Huge meet deb. Now, both of you, please skedaddle!

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Heide Anne
22 months ago
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Deb and Hugh- This is not a forum for negativity. I used to live with Brandon Barfield and have known him for over 20 years. He would have taken a bullet for Devo. Their friendship has never wavered since they met in the Marine Corps. Two people were brutally murdered and your biggest concern is why his best friend is raising money so his family doesn't have to think about it during the worst time in their lives? I am in disbelief. Maybe take focus your energy on praying for Devo's family or for Brandon, while he is in Belize trying to find answers and get justice for his closest friend.

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Nicky Valenti
23 months ago
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Hugh Grand- Not everyone has Facebook. Did you consider that???

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Hugh Grand
23 months ago
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So he is your best friend and yet you are not on his list of facebook friends? Im friends on facebook with my best friend. Maybe someone who knows him well enough to be fb buddies should be raising money?

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Love Deb
23 months ago
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Why was the gofundme created by his friend and not his family?

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Love Deb
23 months ago
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why is the gofundme created by his friend and not his family?

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Adam D Hartle
22 months ago
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Brandon , please contact me find me on face book. Adam D Hartle I have some information for you. To take to the families My name is Adam. Thank you

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Jaclyn Amber Joy
23 months ago
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I am so so sorry for your loss. Praying for justice.

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Matt Manning
22 months ago
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http://7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=40188

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Matt Manning
22 months ago
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http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/03/canadian-murdered-in-belize-had-been-threatened-cops

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Jason Lee Borne
23 months ago
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Here is the thing I have been to Cuba 17 times The wife and I don't expect people to pay to have our bodies flown home ? It's part of your travel insurance and this should ONLY be used for cancer.

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Anonymous
21 months ago
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Jamie Electric
22 months ago
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In the halls of Valhalla Thoughts and positive vibes for everyone who knew you. ❤️

$50
Todd Elliott
22 months ago
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Hopefully the pathetic killer(s) is brought to justice soon.

$500
Anonymous
22 months ago
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JM
$20
John McCarroll
22 months ago
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Fellow DevilDog, R.I.P. brother, I hope we get more intel.

CP
$10
Cheryl Pressgrove
22 months ago
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I did not know this couple but I am donating in hopes that their killers will be brought to justice. My condolences to their families and friends. Something like this could happen to any of us when traveling. R.I.P.

HT
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Huy Trinh
22 months ago (Offline Donation)
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KM
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kenneth maher
22 months ago
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go get the SOB's

Maureen Conway
23 months ago

First off, this isn't the place for negative comments. Usually people do not like asking for money, so close friends fundraise. Second of all...this isn't a place for your opinion on thier death. Him serving for our country has nothing to do with karma or payback. That's the shittiest thing you can say. If you have a negative opinion on this page please refrain and Keep it to yourself. You should be very ashamed if yourselves for saying anything other than expressing your sympathy.

+ Read More
Kevin Brown
23 months ago

I served with Drew in Iraq 2006. 7th Marines. Thank you for putting this together. Please keep us all informed. RIP Devo Semper Fidelis

+ Read More
Jason Robert Truscott
23 months ago
9
9

Love deb...Brandon has been a close personal friend of Drew since they were in the Marines. He has spent alot of time with Drew in Belize and knows the country..It was done by Brandon on behalf of tbe family..Thanks

+ Read More
Tray Tray
23 months ago
8
8

Some comments on here are brutal. Do u realize that there family and friends will read this. Disgusting. A couple got murdered, show some respect. R. I. P. My condolences go out to there families ❤️

+ Read More
Dan Williamson
23 months ago
8
8

Love Deb, Why does it matter?? Did u contribute?

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Janice Summers
22 months ago
7
7

Please think of the grieving family before you leave these hateful messages. Some of you people are just assholes!!

+ Read More
Glennie Bennett
23 months ago
6
6

Not only is travel expensive, but corrupt third world governments make it extremely difficult to move forward with investigations. Corruption is rampant in places like this. If you read throughout the description here they let you know that private investigators cost up to $1500 per day; which they are arranging. Of course family & friends will seek justice and do everything they can- Drew was a friend of mine and deserves the utmost honor & respect. Save the negative banter. This is absolutely the wrong place & time. RIP Drew, you are missed buddy & I hope justice is served for you.

+ Read More
Linda Mager Eaton
22 months ago
5
5

For the life of me I cannot understand the ignorance of some people. This is a tragedy. I don't know these people and I am certain the family is devastated. If you have something negative and hateful to say please use common sense and move on. Thank you for your service and sacrifices for our freedom.

+ Read More
Ramona Barfield
22 months ago
5
5

Brandon and Drew have been as brothers since they met in the Marines. The negative comments are unnecessary. No man left behind. Brandon takes his friendships seriously.

+ Read More
Tommy Jacob
22 months ago
5
5

Mr. Conkhite, should that child your feeding come down with an illness, com here, you won't have to feel helpless, I’ll donate. Ms. Katie Ann, God blessed you by the courage he designed Drew to have so Drew would go fight for you even though your words clearly declares the lack of appreciation you have for him. Mr. Jason, Cuba is safe only because of gentleman like Drew. Note, fundraisers aren’t form to support just one cause, one illness. Lastly, should you lose your job, then insurance and then wife, come here, I’d donate and help when you need it the most, like Drew's family does... from us, right now. Mr. Hugh, stop trolling, go chat with all those friends of yours who are probably over hearing your weak opinionated remarks. Ms. Love Deb, your name couldn’t be further from the truth. Oh, Deb, meet Hugh, Huge meet deb. Now, both of you, please skedaddle!

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Heide Anne
22 months ago
4
4

Deb and Hugh- This is not a forum for negativity. I used to live with Brandon Barfield and have known him for over 20 years. He would have taken a bullet for Devo. Their friendship has never wavered since they met in the Marine Corps. Two people were brutally murdered and your biggest concern is why his best friend is raising money so his family doesn't have to think about it during the worst time in their lives? I am in disbelief. Maybe take focus your energy on praying for Devo's family or for Brandon, while he is in Belize trying to find answers and get justice for his closest friend.

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Nicky Valenti
23 months ago
3
3

Hugh Grand- Not everyone has Facebook. Did you consider that???

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Hugh Grand
23 months ago
3
3

So he is your best friend and yet you are not on his list of facebook friends? Im friends on facebook with my best friend. Maybe someone who knows him well enough to be fb buddies should be raising money?

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Love Deb
23 months ago
3
3

Why was the gofundme created by his friend and not his family?

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Love Deb
23 months ago
3
3

why is the gofundme created by his friend and not his family?

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Adam D Hartle
22 months ago
2
2

Brandon , please contact me find me on face book. Adam D Hartle I have some information for you. To take to the families My name is Adam. Thank you

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Jaclyn Amber Joy
23 months ago
2
2

I am so so sorry for your loss. Praying for justice.

+ Read More
Matt Manning
22 months ago
1
1

http://7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=40188

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Matt Manning
22 months ago
1
1

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/03/canadian-murdered-in-belize-had-been-threatened-cops

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Jason Lee Borne
23 months ago
1
1

Here is the thing I have been to Cuba 17 times The wife and I don't expect people to pay to have our bodies flown home ? It's part of your travel insurance and this should ONLY be used for cancer.

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