The deaths of two teen girls were tragic enough for the families involved. What’s made matters worse is that apparently, plans were not made for their deaths and their families are now unable to afford to bury them.
An online fundraiser has been created to help with the burial expenses of Angelia Mangum and Tjhisha Ball, 19 and 18 years old respectively. The two women were found dead in Jacksonville, tied together in a pool of blood. Both women were found on the side of the street without their clothes on.
The tragic death has sent shockwaves through a community that has more than its share of violence.
“We refuse to let these two deaths go quietly into the night as two more on the list of black women who are slain and … their murders go unnoticed,” the fundraiser page says. “We refuse to allow the public persecution of the victims of violence. We refuse to let their families suffer alone and without help.”
The organization is also working with the funeral home to find a way to bury the young ladies. It’s going to cost $17,000 to pay for their expensive, according to the page. The two women had originally worked as exotic dancers before their deaths. The incident is tragic and still under police investigation.