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Fundraiser held for three victims in Jupiter killings

Posted at 11:10 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 05:31:34-05

Friends of the three homicide victims gathered Thursday for a fundraiser at a restaurant and bar in Jupiter, where one of the victims worked.

A manager from Craft Bar Kitchen says around 300 people came and they raised $5,000.

On the surface it's a bachelor and bachelorette auction.

Underneath, it's loved ones trying to cope with the so-far, unanswered loss of Brandi El-Sahey, Kelli Doherty, and Sean Henry.

Kelli Doherty, just 20-years-old, became best friends with Mariah Sambataro about 15 years ago, when Kelli's mom passed away.

"Everybody wanted to be her stand-in family because she was just so eccentric. Literally she would smile at everything, make a joke. Crazy! Just any crazy thing you could think of, she was like, let's do it!" Sombataro says.

Brandi El-Sahey was going to turn 25-years-old Monday. She had just recently became an aunt. Her family shared this note with the crowd which read in part: Your messages of love, support and stories of how Brandi impacted your life have truly carried us through these horrid days.

August Lisec is a longtime friend, and just recently became roommates with Sean Henry

Thank god the last 3 months I moved in," he says.

He says Sean wanted the best for his friends, no matter the lengths he had to go to.

"One night, I had, you know a drug problem. He checked on me every 15 minutes for 48 hours straight. That's the type of person this man was." Lisec says.

Tonight we also learned Sean Henry's funeral is Monday, and they have a special request for anyone going. They want you to wear bright colors as Sean would have wanted it.

Funeral details for Henry are set for Monday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at Jupiter First Church.