On www.inmemoryofcindyramos.com, those who knew the slain 58-year-old have posted photos, poems and thoughts about the mother of six and grandmother to 11.
The Web site includes a page with information about how to donate to Ramos’ family, and another section with news stories about the case.
Relatives, friends and strangers have already started to fill the Web site with letters to Ramos. Freddie Livai, one of Ramos’ two sons, wrote a lengthy letter to his slain mom.
“You led the life of an angel,” he wrote. “You took in those who needed help even when you didn’t have the means to do it … I’m so glad that my last words to you were ‘I love you.’”
On the home page is posted a poem Ramos wrote before her death about loving others in spite of life’s trials. It’s called “God Said No!” and Ramos’ oldest daughter Christina Barnes found the verse for the first time a couple days after she learned of her mom’s death. It fell out of her purse on a day when she took on the arduous task of calling Ramos’ friends to tell them of Thursday’s homicide.
Ramos’ words “brought the comfort needed at just the right time,” Barnes said.
Also posted is a statement from the family, which says that they won’t share too many details for fear of compromising the investigation, which is still active. It also says that the killing has devastated the family, and that the public show of support has helped them cope.
“We are not only grieving the loss of our mother who was taken from us before her time, but we are also haunted with thoughts of the horror she must have felt in the final moments of her life,” writes Barnes on behalf of the family.
Police arrested two men — domestic partners Robert Plunkett-Morgan and Jorge Morgan — hours after Ramos was discovered dead with several upper-body stab wounds in her trailer at Green Oaks Mobile Home Park. The suspected killers appeared in court this week on charges that they stabbed Ramos to death and allegedly tried to rob and burglarize her home Thursday afternoon.
It was an emotional court hearing for the bereaved family.
The online memorial that went live today is meant to collect memories of the slain woman, said Ramos’ youngest daughter Kimberley McKinney earlier this week.
“It’s a way for people to share what they knew of her, and for us to remember her,” she said. “The public has been so supportive, and that really helps.”
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