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From one grieving family to the next: Group helps pay for homicide victim's headstone

Posted at 7:14 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 13:53:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sometimes from intense grief, comes support from others who are going through the same thing. 

In the midst of seeking justice for their loved ones, two families met at a funeral home on Friday. 

Marco Green was shot to death in October 2017 and his family hasn't been able to get a headstone. 

The family of missing Liberty teen Desirea Ferris recently started a group called "Desi's Voice" for all the other families whose loved ones are missing or have been murdered. 

The group chipped in, raising $1,550 to pay for Green's headstone. They still need $400. 

Desi's group dropped off the check and met with Green's family. 

The fundraising was done in part with $5 raffle tickets for a Chiefs helmet signed by Eric Berry. 

Angie Renfrow, Ferris's aunt, said they decided to come together "because his kids deserve to be able to find their daddy" and for awareness. 

Renfrow said, sadly, Green's case is just one of many.