A teenager’s grave covered in pink in Brockton
A Massachusetts family is looking for people they say desecrated their daughter’s grave by covering it with pink paint.. The family says his resting place has been repeatedly vandalized since his death 14 years ago.
“It was almost like reliving this thing all over again,” said Tiffany Andrade, sister of the late Chantel Mateosas. “That’s what keeps going through my head, why? Why 14 years later?”
Mateusos was shot and killed in 2008 while leaving a baby shower. Darren Weir was; However, the decision was later vacated. The family says the homicide charge has been reduced.
“He actually overturned his case because of a statement from a state trooper,” Andrade said.
Since Chantelle’s death, the family has found human feces, urine and used feminine products in their daughter’s grave. The latest incident involves paint.
“It was like someone just dumped a gallon of paint on here. It went over and it all went down. We were literally looking up and down everywhere to see if he was the only one. He was the only one,” Andre said. “I tried to move the mulch. It was thick, dripping everywhere.”
“They were trying to shut everything down until 11 p.m. No one could sleep with Chantel’s stone vandalized like that,” said Stephanie Metiosas, Chantelle’s mother. “He’s been gone for 14 years. He can’t do anything to anybody. He can’t fight back. He can’t speak up for himself.”
Friends and family dropped by as much as possible. The family is trying to exhume his body so that he can be cremated. They are tired of everything.
“Then we started looking at the price of it, and I couldn’t believe it was that much money,” Matiosas said.
The family is trying to raise money online.
“Emotionally, I feel like I cried all my tears. I screamed,” Andrade said. “We just want him to be in peace, and this is not peace.”
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