'She needs justice': Family, friends mourn loss of Racine woman found shot to death in home

’She needs justice’: Family, friends mourn loss of Racine woman found shot to death in home

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Grieving family and friends of a murdered bartender pray Racine police will find the person responsible.

It was exactly one week ago that Becky Rannow didn't show up for work at Junction Pub & Grill. 

The next day, Racine police were asked to do a welfare check and found her dead in her home from multiple gunshot wounds.

"I had no words. I couldn't breathe. I got physically ill," said Amanda Gonzales, friend.

That's how friends felt when they learned Becky Rannow, who lived 41 years making people happy, was dead.

"She was a complete goofball, on my worst days she could make me laugh," said Gonzales.

Rannow had been a day care worker in Racine for years. Friends say she was a people person who liked to play darts.

"No matter what she was going through she was always happy," said friend Olga Sanchez.

Friends and family say Rannow had some hard knocks recently, fleeing from an abusive relationship.

Her brother changed the locks on the Racine home the couple shared. Then, their grandmother passed away.

"You took somebody that had a heart of gold away from us," said Sanchez.

Rannow was found dead in the home on Edgewood.

Her Pitbull was locked in a room, and family members say it appeared Becky had let her killer in.

Now, they're pleading, if you know something, say something. 

"She needs justice. She's just too good of a person. How can you -- how can you do that?" said brother Anthony Rannow.

Anthony and Becky were just two years apart. The memories are sustaining him through these tough times.

"We used to sing in the car all the time. We'd sing in the store in the middle of Walmart. We'd just bust out in song. It was one of our things. We were both weird like that," said Anthony.

There will be a celebration of life on Sept. 5 at Fountain Hall in Sturtevant. 

There is a gofundme to help with her burial costs

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