Deceased Man's Home Burglarized
Family members of an Erie man who recently passed away are speaking out tonight, after his home is burglarized.
Kim Skibinski and her cousins are trying to make sense of the senseless.
"It's horrible to think that somebody would rob someone after they died,” said Skibinski. “It's just a horrific thing to think about, nobody should have to go through this.”
On July 9, her 55-year-old uncle Roger Cox unexpectedly died. On Monday,
Cox’s family hosted a memorial service in his honor. On that same night, his home was burglarized.
"There's a part of me that was so angry when we first found out that it happened,” said Skibinski. “Then, there was a part of me that looked at it as, this is materialistic stuff, and my uncle is gone, and I would do anything to have him back."
According to Skibinski, the thieves broke into her uncle’s home through an upstairs window and went through his belongings. Skibinski says they made off with her uncle's tools, roofing guns, and anything in the house of value.
"Now, anything that we were going to sell for the funeral has now been stolen." said Skibinski.
The family set up a GoFundMe account to help cover Roger's funeral expenses.
If you would like to donate, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/2f7rqdac