Neighbors look to build memorial to 5 lives lost in crime spree - KCTV5

Neighbors look to build memorial to 5 lives lost in crime spree

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The Woodbridge neighborhood in south Kansas City will forever be remembered as a place of heartache, and residents are wanting to create a permanent memorial to the five lives lost.

Teddy bears, balloons, flowers, religious icons and other items have been left at a makeshift memorial in memory of Ann Taylor, 86, George Taylor, 80, Susan Choucroun, 69, Lorene Hurst, 88, and Darrel Hurst, 63.

"It will always be remembered as a place of tragedy but we want to make it a place of hope going forward," said Rosalyn Sanders of the Woodbridge Homes Association.

The permanent memorial would be at the entrance of the subdivision where Brandon Howell allegedly unleashed his horror.

Terry Brown is among those supporting the idea.

"I think it's a good thing to keep the ones we lost alive as long as we can," Brown said.

Six park benches, a plaque or sun dial are among the ideas being considered.

"We want to be very respectful of the families and just show them all the love we can and let them know we're supporting them as they go on without their loved ones," Sanders said.

The homeowners association will meet next week to discuss plans for the memorial.

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