UPDATED: Two women, one pregnant, fou...

UPDATED: Two women, one pregnant, found dead were shot

There are 16 comments on the WANE Fort Wayne story from Apr 1, 2008, titled UPDATED: Two women, one pregnant, found dead were shot. In it, WANE Fort Wayne reports that:

The Allen County Coroner's office has determined that the women found in the North side neighborhood were shot to death.

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mabel

Aberdeen, MD

#1 Apr 1, 2008
dont you think they should say 3 dead since the baby was 8 months old?
Rippling Effect

United States

#2 Apr 1, 2008
I wondered about this too......
mabel wrote:
dont you think they should say 3 dead since the baby was 8 months old?
Christine

Poquoson, VA

#3 Apr 1, 2008
What a sad story. Prayers to the families involved. It is so terrible that people think it is ok to take someone elses life.
Diane

AOL

#4 Apr 1, 2008
Christine wrote:
What a sad story. Prayers to the families involved. It is so terrible that people think it is ok to take someone elses life.
I think we all should pray for all involved. This tragedy reminds me of the sharon Lapp murder in 1985. It still gets to me.
David L

Big Lake, TX

#5 Apr 1, 2008
I was a close friend of Rachels and its very terrible I never got to say goodbye to a dear friend because someone took her young life away from her....sad indeed! I'm an uncle to her son Brendon and it's terrible Brendon has to grow up without his mother........
David L

Big Lake, TX

#6 Apr 1, 2008
Christine wrote:
What a sad story. Prayers to the families involved. It is so terrible that people think it is ok to take someone elses life.
I am an uncle to Rachels son Brendon and she was a dear friend. I hope they find and bring her killer to justice. We are all saddened by this terrible event. I never got to say a proper goodbye because someone decided to take her life....
RENEE

Elgin, IL

#7 Apr 1, 2008
that is so sad
gerald

Glendale Heights, IL

#8 Apr 2, 2008
a lesbian affair gone wrong. ask anyone at pierres?
Jason

United States

#9 Apr 2, 2008
gerald wrote:
a lesbian affair gone wrong. ask anyone at pierres?
Yeah, drunken perverts are good sources of info.
Crying

United States

#10 Apr 2, 2008
Wow i see what al people have said and I am the cuzin to Shantell She will Be missed By all of us.me and her were close and it is goin to be hard and Most of all for the kids . So i hope that other people don't have to go threw what my family is goin threw!!!! Rip Cuz i love you and you will be missed!
concerned

United States

#11 Apr 2, 2008
mabel wrote:
dont you think they should say 3 dead since the baby was 8 months old?
The baby would have been able to survive outside her mothers belly if she had given birth. They said the reason the baby died was lack of oxygen from the mother being killed. This baby should be counted as a victim! That has to make the family feel terrible.
Anitra Craighead

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 3, 2008
I didn't know Rachel but if she was anything like my cousin, she was the sweetest person. She was a wonderful mother and she will be sorely missed.

Unfortunately, Shantell didn't leave money for burial or her children. If anyone wants to make a donation, they can do so with cash or they can write a check out to the "Memorial Fund for Shantell Craighead". You may deposit checks or cash to Shantell's memorial fund by going to any National City Bank and making a deposit to the "Memorial Fund for Shantell Craighead", account number 985323639.

This account will be used for final burial and memorial expenses and funds to help Shantell Craighead's four young children (4, 6, 8, 10).

As a final note, I can't express enough how important it is to make sure that your personal, final expenses are in order. Shantell was only 27 years old. For most people, death is unexpected and unforeseen. I'm sure she never expected to die this way and I hope we find her and her roommate's killer. As a former insurance agent with Farmers Insurance, I've always known how important life insurance is but now that it has hit so close to home, I even further realize how hard it can be on the family to not only have to mourn your death but also have to beg and borrow to bury you and take care of those you've left behind.

The Craighead family will gladly accept any size donation but while you're at it, please take some time to contact an insurance agent to make sure your affairs are in order.$10 to $20 per month is not too much to make sure your family members never have to send out a message like this.
Jason

United States

#13 Apr 4, 2008
Good Advice, Ms. Craighead.
Shonda

Atlanta, GA

#14 Apr 4, 2008
gerald wrote:
a lesbian affair gone wrong. ask anyone at pierres?
So Gerald, if that is your opinion my opinion is that maybe you are gay. Is Pierre's a gay hang out or something? Not to stoop to this boy's level on his comment but, that statement is VERY ignorant. Two families just lost loved ones in a vicious way. 5 kids are now without a mother. Fort Wayne need to get it together. The youth is the future and they all think it is cool to rob, steal, and kill. I pray for the city of F.W. I knew Shantell growing up and aside from the rumors and statements, she was a real cool chick. R.I.P Ma! Luv ya
Light up the darkness

United States

#15 Apr 7, 2008
Many people out there know who did this and by not stepping forward, each of those souls are now a willing accomplice to the horrendous murder of a baby as well as those who have been killed. No matter what the choices of the adults involved were, no child should be tortured and suffocated.
Put pressure on the people who know what happened and have everyone come forward and turn these people in.
As Bob Marley would say ~Light Up The Darkness~
Be part of the solution and this entire negative force can stop, it is a choice.
Nmb

Fort Wayne, IN

#16 Nov 5, 2015
gerald wrote:
a lesbian affair gone wrong. ask anyone at pierres?
Wtf no they was never lesbians close friends

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