Fund established for children made orphans after murder-suicide

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Three children are in foster care after both of their parents died in a murder-suicide incident during the early morning hours of December 19th.

Some from the City of Milwaukee are stepping up to help the children -- two girls ages 5 and 6, and their two-month-old baby brother -- make the best of their Christmas. Candles remain lit outside the home that was the scene of the tragedy.

"I never cease to be amazed at how great this community can be when the chips are down. People come together," said Alderman Bob Donovan.

A $500 anonymous donation from an area business was made to the children.

"In the spirit of the community and the spirit of Christmas that we're able to maybe kick this off and hopefully challenge the rest of the community to step up as well and help out these three beautiful angels," said Milwaukee Police Association President Mike Crivello.

The Milwaukee Police Association pledged $500 to the children's fund, and Donovan is asking the public to make donations as well.

"Give these kids, these three orphans, a running start in life. Here's an opportunity to get involved. Do something good for a good, good cause," said Donovan.

Donations of any kind can be made at Tri City National Bank to the Jefferson Orphans Fund.