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My very dear friend has lost family members in a senseless, horrific attack on 11/4 in Mexico.  We are raising funds to help gather all family members together, pay for medical and funeral expenses and anything else that comes up as they mourn this loss.
From their family:
We are a community of US citizens that live and operate between Mexico and the United States we are  under attack as we speak by the cartels in Mexico…we need this to be shared and the whole world to witness  the atrocious inhumane and barbaric acts that were committed against us today, Rhonita Miller and her 4 children were shot up and  burned to death in this vehicle and at this very moment there are TWO more suburbans with 2 of our families totaling 2 wives and 10 children that are missing and/or kidnapped by the cartel….. We need help immediately!!..

Updates (3)

  • TODAYby Kendra Lee Miller, Team Member Family pics
  • TODAYby Kendra Lee Miller, Team Member Family pics
  • TODAYby Kendra Lee Miller, Team Member On the morning of November 4th, 2019, three mothers in three vehicles, with fourteen children between them, set out from LaMora, a small family community in the mountains of northeastern Sonora. Two of them to see family in Chihuahua, and one of them to pick up her husband from the airport in Phoenix, AZ. They never made it. They were ambushed by the Mexican cartels; shot, burned, and murdered in cold blood. These were innocent civilians, American citizens simply trying to live peaceful lives.

    For 11 hours, their families all over Sonora, Chihuahua, and the Midwestern US waited in fear and horror for any news of possible survivors. The first vehicle was found full of bullet holes and completely ablaze. Nita and the four of her seven children she had taken on the trip were burned to mostly ashes and only a few charred bones left to identify that all five had been inside. It appeared that one tried to escape as the front passenger door was open and the remains were partially in and out of the vehicle.

    On another part of the road, about 10 miles ahead, were Christina, with her baby Faith in her vehicle, and Dawna with nine children in hers. They both were fired upon from ahead and Christina jumped out waving her arms to let the attackers know that it was women and children in the vehicles. She gave her life to try and save the rest. Dawna and two of her boys were also killed in the gunfire.

    After witnessing his mother and brothers being shot dead, Dawna’s son Devin hid his 6 other siblings in the bushes and covered them with branches to keep them safe while he went for help. When he took too long to return, his 9 year old sister left the remaining five to try again. Devin arrived in LaMora at 5:30 pm, 6 hours after the ambush, giving the first news anyone had heard of his and Christina’s families.

    Devin’s uncles armed themselves with guns and returned to try and find the hidden children, knowing many of them were injured. They didn’t get far before realizing they would be risking death, since there had been continual shooting for hours, all over the mountains near LaMora. The group of men waited a while for reinforcements, and around 7:30, found the hidden children. They found Christina’s baby Faith with the vehicle around her riddled with bullet holes. Somehow she had remained untouched, and alive. She was in her car seat, which looked to have been hurriedly placed on the floor of the vehicle by her mother for protection.

    The search didn’t end there. Mckenzie, the 9 year old who’d gone for help, was missing. Soldiers who’d by then arrived, and the men of LaMora and nearby towns searched for two hours in the dark until they found her around 9:30.

    The five of Dawna’s children who were injured were picked up by a waiting ambulance and treated at the local hospital until a helicopter sent by Mexican military came to pick them up. Their father David who had by then arrived from Tucson, Arizona, accompanied them to be life flighted to another helicopter waiting at the US border, from there to be transported to Phoenix.

    Devin, his brother Jake, and Christina’s baby Faith, all uninjured, are now in the care of their aunts and grandmas in LaMora.

    We lost 9 today. Right now we are waiting, for the morning, for answers, for justice.

    Dead:

    Rhonita Maria Miller September 15, 1989, 30 yrs
    Howard Jacob Miller, Jr. July 12, 2007, 12 yrs
    Krystal Bellaine Miller, September 25, 2009 10 yrs
    Titus Alvin Miller, March 13, 2019 – 8 months
    Tiana Gricel Miller, March 13, 2019 – 8 months
    (twins)
    All shot and burned in their vehicle. Only ashes and a few bones remain.

    Father/husband is Howard Sr, who was in North Dakota at the time of attack. The three siblings left behind in LaMora being babysat at the Miller grandparents: Tristan, Amaryllis, and Zack.

    Dead:

    Christina Marie Langford Johnson – November 23, 1987, shot dead, 19 days away from 32 years

    Survived:

    Faith Marie Johnson April 9, 2019, 7 months old – was found in her car seat that seemed to be put on the floor, by her mother to try and protect her, uninjured,
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