Murrieta police officers have set up an account to benefit the future of a 3-year-old boy whose mother was killed Oct. 31 in her Murrieta apartment.
Shanae Wesley, 23, was found dead at about 6:45 a.m. Oct. 31 when Murrieta police officers and firefighters
"The fire was extinguished and (Wesley) was located deceased inside the apartment," said Murrieta police Sgt. Don Weller, in a news release.
Wesley’s 3-year-old son—whose identity has been protected by Murrieta police—was inside the apartment during the fire but was rescued by a neighbor.
After he was treated for minor injuries, the boy was released to extended family, according to police.
"The men and women of the Murrieta Police Officers Association have opened a trust fund/educational savings account for Wesley’s son," said Weller, who serves as MPOA president.
Donations can be made to by referencing MPOA c/o account number 6702017503.
In addition, Chick-fil-A will host a benefit event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday Nov. 19 for Wesley’s son. The restaurant, at 24794 Madison Ave. in Murrieta, will donate 20 percent of its total earnings that evening to the MPOA's trust fund/ educational savings account.
Pump It Up is also hosting a fund-raising event from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at 41785 Elm Steet, Suite 203 in Murrieta. The Cost is $10 per child and includes a pizza dinner. Seventy percent of proceeds will go toward the fund. RSVPs are recommended.
Questions about this or any other fund-raising efforts for the boy can be directed to Murrieta police Traffic Investigator Jennifer Metoyer, who can be reached at 951-461-6375 or JMetoyer@Murrieta.org.
Murrieta police are investigating Wesley's death as a homicide. They have named a primary suspect,
McGlown is being held at Southwest Detention on a felony parole violation while detectives continue to investigate the case, according to Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad.
Detectives returned to Wesley's fire-ravaged, boarded-up apartment Wednesday.
"We are at the scene continuing our investigation," Conrad told Patch. "Today we are working with our arson investigators. (Our mobile police) command post is at the scene so detectives have a place to write and take breaks."