• Family, friends remember mother of 3 slain outside local Burger King

    By: Michael Seiden

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    ATLANTA - Family and friends of a mother murdered over the weekend are raising money to pay for her funeral.

    Loved ones of Lavonda Finklea, 35, started a GoFundMe page Monday, three days after the mother of three was fatally wounded outside a Burger King on Metropolitan Parkway in Southwest Atlanta.  

    [READ MORE: Woman killed in argument with several men at local Burger King] 

    The group is looking to raise $2,000 to cover the expenses.

    It was around 10:30 p.m. Friday when several men confronted Finklea and an argument broke out, police said. 


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    When detectives responded to the incident, they found Finklea’s body inside her SUV.

    No one has been arrested, but a Papa John’s employee told Channel 2 Action News she saw surveillance video that captured “several young men" running from the scene.

    Channel 2 Action News reached out to Finklea’s younger brother, Tae Finklea.  

    He described his sister as outgoing and sweet. He also wrote that his sister moved back to Atlanta in “pursuit of a better life and stable income.”

    A friend told Channel 2 Action News the woman lived in Southwest Atlanta and worked for a hotel.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477

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