Funds are being raised online for the teenage daughter of a homicide victim who was found in Beacon Hill Park earlier this month.
Brianna Lozano, a 46-year-old woman living in Victoria, was found dead at the southern end of Beacon Hill Park on March 3.
A week later, police labelled Lozano’s death as a homicide.
Lozano leaves behind a 17-year-old daughter named Meleya, who will be graduating from high school at the end of this school year in June.
A GoFundMe has been established online for Meleya, aimed at raising enough funds to offer the “financial cushion her mother was hoping to provide.”
“Brianna gave so much to all of us and, in turn, we are raising money for her amazing daughter who is only 17,” reads the GoFundMe page.
“Bree’s strength, determination and strong mind will be mirrored in Meleya as she continues forward with her future,” it continues. “We are asking for donations of any amount to help Meleya start off this new phase in life.”
The GoFundMe is looking to raise $20,000 for the 17-year-old.
As of Tuesday morning, the total donations were nearing $12,500.
“Brianna will forever be in our hearts. ‘Let’s get this show on the road!!’ as Bree would say,” concludes the post.
The donation page for Meleya can be found online here.
Victoria police are continuing to investigate the death of Brianna Lozano and are seeking the public’s help in order to piece together her whereabouts on the night before she was found dead.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is asking for anyone who was in the following areas between 11 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 and 5 a.m on Wednesday, March 4 to contact them at 250-380-6211:
- Lower Cook Street near Beacon Hill Park
- Lower Douglas Street near Beacon Hill Park
- Dallas Road between Douglas Street and St Charles Street
- The area of Fort Street and Foul Bay Road
So far, Lozano’s cause of death has yet to be released to the public.