Danielle cherished family, friends and life. She had her whole life planned
out; her husband, number of kids, two dogs and would be a dermatologist, a career
where she could help others but have time for her family.
Christi had just enrolled in college. She just began taking First Baptist Church
shuttles downtown every Thursday to befriend the homeless. Just chit chatting
with them and letting them know they had a friend. In her journals, she was
determined to turn her life around and she started by helping others. She volunteered
often for the M.U.S.T. Ministries to help set up their clothing shop for the
homeless and the children's center. She helped cooked their meals. She helped
do their laundry. She wanted to go into a field helping others. She would have
changed at least one person's life, for the better, when they thought there
was no more hope. She didn't show up last Thursday. She died.
Mark suffered a brain injury at the age of 19 the night of a high school prom.
Mark died at the age of 25. Life was hard for Mark, he lived an aphasic life.
Mark struggled to relearn his alphabet and to speak again. Neuro rehab, drug
rehab, jails, institutions and death. Mark was disabled and a fighter all at
the same time. College, heavy equipment operator, volunteering were all part
of these six years. Mark loved kids and wished he had one. Due to the selfish
reasoning of his so called friends, Mark will never be able to achieve his dreams
that he fought so hard for. Mark's struggle is over !! PEACE..........
In the months before she was killed, 21-year-old Anke Furber had been acting
scared and she seemed to know she was in danger. Several days after Furber's
charred remains were discovered in a small vineyard in Norcross, Anke's mom,
Ria, found a note in Anke's desk at home in Marietta. In it, Anke seemed to
foreshadow her own death. She wrote, "My parents would surely grieve the loss
of their wonderful daughter whose craziness would soon lead to her slaughter".
Ria isnt sure exactly when the note was written, but believes it was written
in a close time frame to the actual murder.
Everyone ever touched by Miranda. This will be a tribute to the life she lived.
She was the most remarkable and inspirational woman I have ever known. I was in
awe of my own daughter. Even as her mother, her beauty took my breath away, and
as she walked this earth from her crawling stages to adulthood her beauty from
the inside amazed me. Miranda loved about every living thing and each friend
she had she made her relationship with them special and unique.
At 22 years old, Levi had goals and ambitions of being a business owner, a husband
and a father. He loved his family and friends with everything in him and would
do anything for you. His shyness and manners we're a shining attribute to who
he was. Unfortunately, Levi befriended someone who for nearly three years took
advantage of his kindness and when asked to leave his home, he killed him. If
he would have just walked out the door as asked, Levi would still be here today.
We'll never know all the wonderful things that Levi would have accomplished,
but we know he was a "Friend" till the end.
Ephraim was 21 yrs old when he prematurely transitioned to the other side. He
was a very warm hearted young man. And was always available to help friends
and family. As his cousin Ben said about him: "You can lay a 1,000. on the table
and know completely that Ephraim would have never taken it". He spent most of
his days at Antique World in Clarence , NY which was owned and operated by his
Uncle. That was my sons world. A world he will no longer be able to participate
in. He is sorely missed by his family and friends.
His friends describe him as a kind, warm hearted, full of energy, always smiling,
and a very silly young man. They also said that whenever Sean walked into a
room that he had the ability lighting up the room because he was full of life
and energy! He loved his dad, his mom, and his sister very much. He had a very
special bond with his great grandma Efford and his great aunt Charlene whom
also up in heaven with him. A warm hug from Sean was just another way that he
showed his affection to his family and friends
When Cayte was in the middle school she was on the track team, she was a cheerleader
for the Nor-Roc Vikings, she was on a soccer team, and she loved attending the
dances at the Sad Cafe. When she went to high school, all of those activities
stopped. The sad reason was because she was too old. All the kids have, once
they reach high school, are the woods and the homes of friends when the parents
are at work. If she had activities to do after school when she went to high
school, maybe this wouldn't have happened.
From her birth to her passing Katty touched so many lives. Not only did her
family have the joy of watching her grow from a 6 pound baby girl to a beautiful
young woman, but so many others did as well. The lives she touched are too many
to fathom. Her beauty and grace preceded her where ever she went. Her heart
was made of fine gold and she cared for others always before herself. She was
not just special to all of us but to the Lord who saw fit to call her home at
such a young age. Her mansion was ready! When we think of Katty now we all can
be at peace because we know she is with her Lord, never to face this harsh world
we live in day to day. She is with us always when we remember her smile, her
touch, and her kind words. We all had the pleasure of being touched by an ANGEL!
We want our son's name to be Remembered and to bring hope and joy out of something
that has been the darkest and heartbreaking days of our families life. JP was
very out spoken and we have decided to be that way on this site and to be his
voice about the drug companies and the public official's that sit back and do
nothing. If we could save one person from what our family had to go Through
and is still going Through, it would be all worth it We will not stop until
the truth gets out. We want his memory to live on .
Time has gone by so quickly and it seems like we haven't seen your face in forever.
Our hearts are broken, our tears flow so freely and our souls feel empty. Michael,
you left us with so many happy memories but the memories can never take your
place. We know you and your uncle Sam are saving a place for those who cherished
you the most.
Two weeks before he died, Chuck called me on the phone. He was excited to tell
me he was joining the National Guard. He had begun to think about being a History
Teacher. He planned to attend school after basic training. He also mentioned
a new girlfriend. He was pretty crazy about her but wanted to give things a
little more time before making her "meet the parents". Still, we made plans
to meet for lunch once July wound down. He thought we might all get together
and told me not to worry, he had a job and would help pay the check. The first
time I met the young lady he was so crazy about was as she cried herself senseless
over his casket. She laid a broken heart chain and necklace across his hands.
She wore the mating half around her slender neck. Her courage in court helped
to solidify the deal that sent a drug dealer to prison. I hope she, and Chuck's
other friends, make the right decision and swear off drug use so we may never
see their faces on these pages.
In the months before she was killed,
21-year-old Anke Furber had been acting scared and she seemed to know
she was in danger. Several days after Furber’s charred remains were
discovered in a small vineyard in Norcross, Anke's mom, Ria, found a
note in Anke's desk at home in Marietta. In it, Anke seemed to
foreshadow her own death. She wrote “my parents would surely grieve
the loss of their wonderful daughter whose craziness would soon lead to
her slaughter.” Ria isn’t sure exactly when the note was written,
but believes it was written in a close time frame to the actual murder.
Just before, Anke had been spending more and more time at home; taking
walks, riding her bike and reading. Her behavior was unusual, because
she usually spent a lot of time away from home with friends. “She was
very scared. She was afraid,” Ria continued. “When we ask her what
she was afraid of, or who, she just said I have a problem. Anke never
ever said anything. Maybe she was afraid we would be involved.” Police
and Anke's family believe her drug use may have been her downfall,
putting her into contact with dangerous people who may have had a motive
to kill her. Although Anke had been trying to stay clean from meth, she
sometimes relapsed, Ria said. “She never completely quit using, and I
know that and I cannot change that, but she really tried,” Ria said.
“We kept the door open that she could always come home. We wouldn’t
let her fall down.” No one is certain of Anke's comings and goings
during her last days alive.
Ria had gone to visit her family in the
Netherlands, and her father was vacationing with his brother. Anke's
father spoke with her on the phone Sept. 22 and 23. Police believe Anke
disappeared on Sept. 24. The following day, two children, ages 8 and 10,
were picking grapes with their parents in Norcross when they stumbled
upon a burned body in the vineyard. Police were able to identify the
remains as Anke Furber through a fingerprint analysis. Investigators
don’t seem to know the motive. “She was involved in some things,”
Detective Lorenzo, of Gwinnett Co. Homicide Dept. said. “It could be
drugs, it could not. It could be a jealous boyfriend or something. I
know she had issues with drugs. That’s a real bad type of thing to get
into because people unfortunately will kill you over half a joint.”
Lorenzo said the fact that no one was aware of Anke's comings and goings
prior to her death has made the investigation more difficult.
with information that may lead to an arrest in the slaying is asked to
come forward. You are urged to PLEASE, PLEASE come forward if there is
any bit of information that you could share, to maybe bring all of her
family and the people that loved her closer to any form of closure.
Right now, this is being referred to as a cold case, and to us, it is
anything but that. We loved Anke beyond measure, and just pray that
there can be peace with us, in ending this unanswered loss.
Ria Coesel - mom of Anke Furber
and DD Flynn - mom of Christi Nowak
National Night Out Against
Crimes and Drugs. Woodstock, Georgia