Memorial continues to grow for victims of murder-suicide
As police try to learn why a mother would stab her two young children and then take her own life, a community continues to cope with the tragic loss.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- As police try to learn why a mother would stab her two young children and then take her own life, a community continues to cope with the tragic loss.
Many residents in the Mountain's Edge community are still in disbelief and heartbroken that such a tragic event happened to a seemingly normal, happy family.
On Sunday, they paid their respects with a growing memorial in front of the Serra family's home.
Friends and neighbors came in waves, bringing flowers and notes, honoring the children who lost their lives.
Many arrived after church services to console each other and try to make sense of what happened on Friday.
Police said Hae Serra, who one neighbor called Diane, stabbed her two children and then took her own life inside the home.
The children's grandparents live just around the corner and are asking to be left alone.
The whereabouts of the children's father, Christopher Serra, are still unknown.
For many in the community, the memorial has been very therapeutic. "I hope with the memorial going up, that people are coming out and talking to each other and show there's a lot of love here. We're going to remember the good things about this family and not focus on what was an isolated, horrible moment," expressed Marilee Botos.
Plans are now underway to have a memorial service for the family.