2022-05-27 21:14:34 –
Lovers remembered Eli Hart as a happy and patient kid who loved matchbox cars and dreamed of becoming a firefighter someday at a guard station on Friday’s mound.
More than 100 people gathered at the Westonka Library on the mound, and many became emotional as they mourned a six-year-old child who was found dead in the trunk of his mother’s car last week. Hart’s mother, 28-year-old Julissa Taller, has been charged with her second murder for his death.
“Communities really need to be united to sadden, heal and support each other,” said Jessica Goode, who helped organize the event.
About 12 members of Eli’s family were present at the alert. They declined an interview with the media and asked for privacy.
Relatives say They said Officials involved in the ongoing detention battle, worried that Taller would do harm rather than lose his son.
On alert, the Mound Fire Rescue Team offered the boy a firefighter’s helmet and said he was part of their power. Attendees prayed for Eli and his family and handed out a bouquet of flowers and balloons to the family.
Another vigilance organizer, Chris Foley of Spring Park, said community support for families was strong.
“Everyone is coming with donations … SMEs [are] I’m doing everything I can. “
Mound Mayor Ray Salazar said it was important for the small community on the west bank of Lake Minnetonka to remember Eli and do what he could for his family.
“It’s in a lot of mourning,” Salazar said. “Our citizens are very mourned. We are here to heal.”
Deedra Longquist was handing out candles to the mourners.
“I’m trying hard not to cry,” Longquist said. “I have a kindergarten child. It just goes home as a parent.”
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