Classmates hold fundraiser for family of Alexis Monasterio
The family of Alexis Monasterio is still devastated having learned their daughter was run over and killed. On Saturday, her classmates held a bake sale in a show of support.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The family of Alexis Monasterio is still devastated having learned their daughter was run over and killed.
On Saturday, her classmates held a bake sale in a show of support.
It's been nearly a week since Monasterio's body was found near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Stillwater Bridge Street.
As police still try and figure out what happened that night, her friends continue to remember her.
"She never walked anywhere, she was always bouncing. She was always smiling, she never wasn't smiling," said friend Kyle Hughes.
Friends sold cookies and cupcakes near Nellis and Vegas Drive on Saturday, to raise money for Monasterio's burial.
Her family believes the teen was intentionally pushed out of a moving car, but police said it now appears the teenager may have been sitting or laying in the road when she was hit.
The Monasterio family's tearful plea has inspired many across the Valley to open their hearts and wallets, including one woman who drove all the way from Boulder City to purchase 50 cupcakes.
Angelina Ritchey said she's bringing those cupcakes to the rest of her crew working construction on the old Bill's Gamblin' Hall, and telling them exactly where she got them from.
Police are currently reviewing surveillance video from a local business showing several vehicles that may have hit Alexis.