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Community Donates $19,000 — and Counting — to Mundelein Stabbing Victim's Family

Residents are turning to fundraising site GoFundMe to support the family of the 11-year-old girl who was fatally stabbed.

Credit: GoFundMe
Credit: GoFundMe
Hundreds of supporters are reaching out to the family of the 11-year-old Mundelein girl who was fatally stabbed last week by making donations toward the girl's funeral expenses and the family's other needs.

As of Tuesday, more than 500 donors had contributed more than $19,000 to the family through fundraising site GoFundMe. The fundraising campaign was established to cover the victim's funeral expenses.

In just three days, those costs had been covered, according to a post on the fundraising site. Donations to the fund will be accepted through Thursday.

"We would like to continue to support the Mom and help offset any other expenses," a post on the site reads.

Click here to learn more about the fundraising campaign or to make a donation.

The girl, Dora Betancourt, was fatally stabbed Jan. 21 in her home. Her 14-year-old half-sister has been charged with first-degree murder.

For more: Should Mundelein Teen Be Charged as Adult in Stabbing Death of Half-Sister?

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