Community Funeral

By: Jason Davis
By: Jason Davis

The Baker family held a funeral for their murdered loved ones in Sneads on Friday. People from all over northwest Florida came to pay their respects.

One week after Danielle Baker and her three children, all under the age of four, we're found murdered in their Marianna apartment, their family is left with the task of putting them to rest.

Lawrence Baker, an uncle, says, "I'm happy about how many have shown up to this sad occasion, but God has a plan, and I think it brings all the community together."

These recent deaths have sent shockwaves throughout the entire Jackson County area.

Derrick Crews, a family friend, says, "It's a very sad situation to be coming to at this time, but we just take stride and hope that the law enforcement officers catch whoever did this."

With four young people dead and a suspect yet to be named, people in this community say they never thought it could happen here.

Jackie Porter, a family friend, says, "No one ever thinks it's going to happen in a small town like this, but it does. No matter if you're in a big city or Sneads, Florida, it happens everywhere, and someone should be held accountable for that young lady and her children."

Friday's funeral was just the first step of many that it will surely take to ease the pain of this family and community. They all say that there will never be closure until justice is served to whoever committed this unthinkable crime.

There's still a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest or conviction of the person or people who committed these murders.


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