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Who is Emily Victoria Viegas? Fundraiser for 13-year-old girl who died of Covid-19 hits over $100k

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Emily Victoria Viegas, 13-year-old girl from Brampton, Canada, has been confirmed dead on Thursday, April 22, after contracting Covid-19, and a Fundraiser which was created for her has raised over $100,000 in four days.

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“With a heavy heart I regret to announce the passing of Emily Victoria Viegas   the 13 year old daughter of our good friend Carlos  Viegas.” The GoFundMe campaign read.

 “If you have the means please donate whatever you can to help with her funeral and burial costs. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult and unfortunate time.”

Emily passed away from COVID on April 22, 2021.

Residents of the neighborhood are grieving the loss of Emily Victoria Viegas. It was recently confirmed that the teenager started displaying some of the Covid-19 symptoms that had placed her mother in the hospital such as trouble breathing.

The fundraiser, which only started four days ago, has already surpassed its $10,000 target. It has reached $111,547 as of April 27th 8:25am.

This makes her among the youngest people to die from the virus in Ontario’s third wave.

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Jelani Day Body Found in Illinois River, Cause of death Unknown

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Jelani Day Body Found

The male body found in the Illinois River on Sept. 4 is missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day. The LaSalle County Coroner confirmed.

Forensic dental identification and DNA testing and comparison helped confirm the identity of the body. Coroner Richard Ploch added.

The cause of Jelani Day’s death is unknown, and an investigation is ongoing. Toxicology is still testing.

Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. at the Illinois State University campus. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did not show up for a class for several days.

Jelani’s last known location was at Beyond Hello in Bloomington at 9:21 a.m. Aug. 24.

Jelani Day

His car was recovered in Peru, IL on Aug. 27 with no license plates in a wooded area south of the Illinois Valley YMCA and north of the intersection of 12th Street and Westclox Avenue.

During a press conference, Bloomington Police Department Spokesperson John Fermon said they are still working to figure out some of the details regarding Day’s death.

“We haven’t said if there’s foul play or anything like that. People are on edge. It impacts everyone,” Fermon said.

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