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Mary Baca, the mother of Antquonette Hale, 20, and Tahnaizja Smith, 15 is reaching out for help in light of her daughters’ recent tragic deaths.
Baca is now holding a GoFundMe campaign for Hale and Smith’s burial costs. Out of her $10,000 goal, the campaign has raised about $6,000 so far.
On the crowd-funding page Baca says: “We are asking for your heartfelt contributions to help bury my two daughters. They were loving girls and full of life and they deserve a proper burial.”
Hale and Smith were found shot dead in a vacant lot on Sunday, May 3rd in St. Louis. There is still no information on who or why the sisters were killed. CrimeStoppers urges anyone with information to call at 866-371-8477.