Marion Police taking donations to help with funeral costs for two boys, their father

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MARION, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Law enforcement in Marion are asking the community to step up and help a mother who lost her two sons and their father in a triple homicide late last year.

Javon Blackwell and his two sons, 12-year old Javon Blackwell Jr. and 11-year old Jayzon Blackwell were found dead inside a home in the 2300 block of South Gallatin Street on Dec. 30, 2018.

They were shot to death.

At this point, police have not made any arrests, and the mother of the young boys is trying to raise her two remaining children and come up with the money to pay for the funerals.

In the meantime, the Marion Police Department, their Chaplaincy Program and the Fraternal Order of Police Martin Boots Lodge #79 are asking for donations to help with funeral costs.

Police say the mother, Diana Scott, has already raised $2,500 of the $6,000 needed to bury her children.

Marion Police Departement Det. Sgt. Mark Stefanatos wants to get help her reach her goal.

He says the money donates will go to an account at a local bank, and then a check will be sent directly to the funeral home.

Any additional funds will be put toward helping detectives track down the suspects.

Checks and money orders can be made out to “Javon Jr. and Jayzon Blackwell Funeral Fund.”

You can drop off your donation at the Marion Police Department.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at Fort Wayne's NBC. She also serves as the weekend producer on NBC.

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