Rachel Morin’s mother has broken her silence with a plea for sympathy as the family takes time to mourn the “sudden and tragic” loss of the 37-year-old, whose body was found after she was found jogging on the Ma disappeared and Pa Trail in Bel Air.
“We are sad. We need time and space to grieve as a family. We haven’t forgotten our community,” the post said.
“We just need time. . . I need time. It has only been 4 days since we received the terrible news. I ask you, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, to have pity on us and allow us to do this.”
Morin was last seen making his way to the Ma & Pa Trail around 6pm on Saturday. Her friend Richard Tobin reported her missing that night after failing to return home. Morin’s body was found the following day and her death is being investigated as a homicide.
The heartfelt letter, published Thursday in a post on Rachel Morin’s sister Rebekah’s Facebook page, thanked the community for their support and announced that thanks to the money, a service to celebrate life and a 5K run would be possible held in Morin’s honor would be brought up.
“Because of the tremendous outpouring of prayer, love and care, our family is making preparations for a celebration of life service to which friends and the community will be invited (more details to follow),” the family wrote.
“And because Rachel was an avid runner, we’re in the process of planning a 5K in her honor, hoping to leave a trail of flowers.”
The GoFundMe The target amount was increased to $65,000 to help fund the arrangements. As of Thursday, $41,612 has been raised.
“If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, you know how hard it can be to express the pain you feel in your heart. When it’s sudden and tragic, the mind looks for ways to deal with it,” the letter continued.
“As a mother, I appreciate the love and support of my family, friends and the global community as I mourn the loss of my young daughter. Thank you for caring Really.”
Morin’s family shared the letter with the update just a day after Hartford County Sheriff Jeffery Gahler vowed to bring the “vile coward” who killed Morin to justice.
He also confirmed police had yet to identify a “solid suspect,” but said investigators had been working around the clock and that some of the “more than 100 leads” that had been dropped by the public were “promising.” had been.