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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.
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
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.
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Police need a lot of
help in this case -- first of all they need names -- the people
that Christi was with the night she overdosed.
Police say an anonymous tip in
this case can earn up to a $2,000 reward. You do not have to leave
Call the Crimestoppers Tipline at 404-577-TIPS.
Family offers $10K reward in case
By Kristal Dixon
Cherokee Tribune Staff Writer
For almost three years, D.D. Flynn of Woodstock has worked
tirelessly to see those responsible for her daughter's fatal
drug overdose brought to justice.
Now, Mrs. Flynn is receiving the help of the Woodstock Police
The department is teaming up with Mrs. Flynn to offer a $10,000
reward to anyone who provides evidence that leads to the arrest
and conviction of the people involved in Christi Michele Nowak's
Christi, 20, suffered a cardiac arrest on the bedroom floor in
her Woodstock home on Oct. 1, 2005.
She was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta
and was pronounced brain dead on Oct. 5.
Mrs. Flynn said her daughter had a seizure because of a mixture
of cocaine, GHB and chloroform in her system.
"When my daughter passed, she bequeathed me her fighting
spirit," Mrs. Flynn said as to why she is seeking justice for
The Woodstock Police Department initially ruled the death an
accidental overdose, but with the persistence of Mrs. Flynn, the
force decided to reopen the case.
"D.D. has been rather diligent and tenacious in pushing for
someone to be held accountable," Police Chief Ric Moss said.
Moss said when he joined the force as chief in September of
2006, he decided there were "some things that needed to be
looked at again."
Mrs. Flynn said recent cases of people being held accountable in
drug overdose cases gave her the inspiration to hunt down
potential suppliers of drugs to Christi.
She said she believes someone was in the house the night Christi
suffered the cardiac arrest and had supplied her with the drugs.
A statute is in place that states if someone commits a felony
resulting in the death of another, then that person is in
violation of the law.
In Christi's case, the perpetrator would be charged with the
violation of controlled substance act. Even if the person was
not in possession of the drugs, he or she would be charged as an
accomplice, Moss said.
However, there are potential hurdles in cases that involve drug
The district attorney would have to prove that a person was
responsible for the death, Moss said.
Also, people involved in cases such as these tend to be
"transients," and are hard to track down, he added.
Moss said the information that they've received from Christi's
friends so far has been via the Internet.
"With that, we are dealing with screen names," he said, adding
that Christi's friends are more willing to talk to her mother
than the police.
Mrs. Flynn said her main goal is to reach out to other families
who have faced similar circumstances.
"I want the law known, and I want to know what happened to my
daughter on that last night," she said.
Christi, Mrs. Flynn said, was beginning to get her life back on
track. She had just enrolled in college and was involved at
First Baptist Woodstock.
Most of all, Mrs. Flynn said Christi was a caring person who
would do anything for her friends.
"She was extremely loving and she loved her brother [Brent],"
Moss said the department would keep the case open as long as
they receive viable information.
He added the department as a whole feels Mrs. Flynn's pain and
wants to "make sure justice is done."
"As dedicated professionals, we want to make sure we do the job
to the best of our ability," he said.
Ria Coesel - mom of Anke Furber
and DD Flynn - mom of Christi Nowak
National Night Out Against
Crimes and Drugs. Woodstock, Georgia
August 7, 2007
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