The funeral was held on the National Day of Remembrance.
HOUSTON — Overcome with grief at Del Pueblo Funeral Home, Paulina Moreno described the ache of the second.
She was attending a funeral for 4 of her family members who had been killed in their southwest Houston home early this month.
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“It’s simply gotten more durable and more durable and more durable … and in the present day is the worst one as a result of we all know we have now them right here,” Moreno mentioned.
Police mentioned Paulina’s brother-in-law, Jairo Escaño, his spouse Elvira Yah and their 13- and 10-year-old youngsters, Isabel and Jairo Jr., had been discovered useless in their burning home.
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Elvira’s son, William Escaño Yah, was needed in reference to their deaths. Police mentioned they consider he killed himself once they had been about to arrest him. Investigators mentioned they consider he used the identical gun he used to kill his family.
“A hardworking family … completely happy family. They have a number of buddies and family that can all the time bear in mind them, particularly the little ones,” Moreno mentioned.
The funeral was held on the National Day of Remembrance, which is a day to recollect homicide victims and give attention to the impression of homicide on households and communities.
Families of homicide victims gathered on the Crime Stoppers constructing downtown.
Caroline Anderson remembered her son, Antonio.
“He was a loving younger man. He was very, very particular,” Anderson mentioned.
Antonio, generally known as “Tony,” was murdered in 2019. He was 33. It was her first time coming to this occasion.
“Trying to process this because I know it’s been two years ago but it feels like it just happened yesterday,” Anderson mentioned.
And for Paulina, her message to others is to seek out power by not being afraid to ask for assist.
“Don’t ever give up. I want everyone to speak up. Don’t be afraid,” she mentioned.