Vigil held for Detroit children found in freezer

Medical examiner: Children died of blunt trauma, thermal injuries

DETROIT – A huge crowd gathered Friday to remember the two children whose bodies were found in their home in a freezer this week.

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District 5 councilwoman Mary Sheffield organized the vigil.

"We have to look in ourselves and leave here today and take a pledge that it takes a village. It takes all of us out here today to raise a child," said Sheffield.


Friends and family members wiped away tears as pastors and community leaders begged people to unite and to look out for one another.

"This talks loudly about what we need to do to save our children. I don't think there's a heart in this community or in this world that would not be touched by this tragedy," said Pastor Horace Sheffield.

Family member Angela Gordon has custody of the two surviving children. She urged people to speak up when things aren't right, especially when it comes to children.

"These are babies," said Gordon. "It is our responsibility as adults and thriving parents to save all children. If you know something say something, think something don't be afraid to speak it and tell someone."

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