Eastvale, CA – Rocio Guillen, of Eastvale, was identified as one of the victims who were killed during the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday.
It has been reported that Guillen had 4 children and was engaged to Chris Jaksha. Reports also state she recently had a baby.
According to NBC news, Jesse Guillen, Rocio’s ex-husband and father of her children wrote: “Words can not explain how much it hurts me to see the pain in my boys eyes when they found out that their mom was taken from them last night in Las Vegas by a senseless act of violence. Please hold your loved ones close. Life is too short and too precious. Please keep Marcus, Christopher and Rocios 2 small infant children in your prayers.”
Three GoFundMe accounts have been setup for Rocio’s families. The first account was setup Rocio’s oldest son, with the help of his aunt. An updated description on the GoFundMe page stated that the funds will go towards Rocio’s funeral service and be given to all four of her children. Here is the link to this account: https://www.gofundme.com/support-for-marcus-chris. A second GoFundMe account was created by longtime family friends of Rocio’s fiancé. The funds will be given to Rocio’s fiancé and all four children: https://www.gofundme.com/4irnbc8. The last GoFundMe account was setup by Rocio’s cousin, Valerie, to help pay for funeral costs: https://www.gofundme.com/rocio-guillen-rocha. All three GoFundMe accounts have been confirmed to be legitimate.
Family friend, Rebecca Prunk McNeal, has also been collecting donations for Rocio’s two infant children: an 18 month-old and a 2 month-old. She requested community members drop off wipes, Enfamil Gentleease formula, applesauce or fruit type pouches, juice boxes, or toddler type bars and yogurt melts (non-perishable items) or Target, Walmart and grocery gift cards. A Facebook post stated they had quite a few diapers donated already.
The donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Chino Hills North drop off location: 3393 Tupelo St. Chino Hills
- Chino Hills South drop off location: 16656 Longacre Ave Chino Hills
- Eastvale location: 13862 Almond Grove Ct. Eastvale 92880
It has been reported that 59 people were killed by the shooting and more than 500 have been injured. Stephen Paddlock, 64 of Mesquite, Nevada, was identified as the shooter and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
More victims have been identified and can be viewed on this article: https://anapr.com/2017/10/03/local-victims-identified-after-las-vegas-shooting/