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Neighbors Celebrate Lives Of Slain South Jordan Boys With Parade

Jun 10, 2020, 10:28 PM | Updated: 10:28 pm

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – It was an emotional, yet uplifting day of healing for a South Jordan community dealing with the tragic death of two young brothers.

Seth and Ezra Osborn, just 8 and 10 years old, were shot and killed last week by their father in a murder-suicide.

On Wednesday, family and friends organized a day of celebration to honor the boys and to help the community heal.

The all-day memorial event was a bike and walk memorial that started in the heart of Daybreak and made its way to Orchard Park, about a mile away.

“We are just calling it a celebration of life. It’s a healing event,” said Amanda Brown, a close family friend who organized the event. “The boys were magical. To have it be a joyous event to celebrate who they were the amazing people that they were.”

Even for those who didn’t know the boys, having a community gathering like this is what they said was needed at such a difficult time.

“It’s really beautiful to see everyone here,” said Katie Livingston. “At a time like this I just feel we need to support each other, and it’s the most tragic and heartbreaking thing that a mother can experience. So if we can show any kind of support to her, then that’s what we want to do.”

Friends have also set up a GoFundMe account for the family.

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Neighbors Celebrate Lives Of Slain South Jordan Boys With Parade