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Vigil held to remember Racine mother found dead in murder-suicide

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RACINE (CBS 58) -- Dozens gathered in front of Angelica Rios' residence Saturday evening to remember the Racine mother who was found dead on Friday in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

The large group gathered Saturday night as they shed tears and held one another close while remembering Angelica. Many describe the mother of two as a loving woman who cared for the entire Racine community. 

"We lost an angel," her best friend Arelys Brillo-Nieves said. "She made a difference in many peoples lives." 

Rios, who was 30 years old, was found dead inside her home near 19th and Flett in Racine. Her 34-year-old estranged ex was also found dead inside the residence. The two children inside the home were found safe. Her family is now hoping her tragedy can bring awareness to domestic abuse. 

"We are confused and we don’t understand why the laws don’t better protect our women in these circumstances," Angelica's Uncle, Roberto Rios said. 


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