GoFundMe campaign set up for family of Celeste Yawney

A woman who says she knew Celeste Yawney in high school has started an online fundraising campaign to help the homicide victim's family.

Homicide victim found at Regina home early Sunday morning, left behind 2 sons

Celeste Yawney is Regina's fourth homicide victim of 2015. (Facebook)

A woman who says she knew Celeste Yawney in high school has set up a GoFundMe campaign.

Yawney, a 33-year-old Regina woman, was found dead at home early Sunday morning. Police believe she may have been killed by an ex-boyfriend with a history of violence. They have charged Duran Redwood with second degree murder.

The GoFundMe site was created on Tuesday and is looking to raise $25,000 for Yawney's family, including her two sons.

"As these boys mourn for their mother I ask that we come together and help them financially the best we can," states the post.

Tiffany Kleppe, a friend of the family, and Kim Flaman, who started the campaign, say they have the blessing of the family.

As of Wednesday morning, the campaign has collected $600. Follow the external link below to donate to the campaign.


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