Fundraiser launched for mother of children killed in Norwalk double-murder-suicide
NORWALK — An online fundraiser has been started for the grieving mother who lost her two young children in a double-murder-suicide this week.
“This account is for anyone who would like to gather and come together for a sweet loving human being that didn’t deserve this,” wrote Marco Gonzalez, who organized the GoFundMe page.
The money raised will help the mother pay for the funerals of her 5-year-old daughter, Giselle, and her 4-year-old son, Jesus.
The two children were found dead Monday morning in the garage on a vacant South Norwalk property connected with their father’s family, police said. Police said Yimi Moncada, 27, killed his children before killing himself.
Gonzalez launched a GoFundMe page early Tuesday that raised about $7,000 before it was deactivated. It was not known why the page was taken down.
Gonzalez then launched a new GoFundMe page to help with general expenses related to the tragedy.
“Anything and everything helps and is greatly appreciated,” Gonzalez wrote. “Thank you to everyone for their out pour of support and respect in this difficult time.”
Gonzalez did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, investigators are still working to determine a motive behind the double-murder-suicide, Lt. Thomas Mattera said Tuesday.
“We are continuing to investigate this horrific crime in order to ascertain a motive,” Mattera said. “At the same time, we want to respect the grieving process of both families.”
At 7:35 a.m. Monday, Norwalk police said they received a 911 call from a location on Elizabeth Street. Responding officers found three people dead in a detached garage.
According to court records, Moncada has no criminal history.
Moncada and his then-wife divorced in 2017. They have since shared joint custody of the children, who stayed with their mother during the week and visited Moncada on the weekends, according to court records.
The children were staying with their father over the weekend, but when they did not return home on time, a family member called police.
The incident remains under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Anyone with information can call 203-854-3011.