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Fundraiser for Romes Brothers in Ottawa

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The Ottawa community has come together to support the family of two boys murdered six weeks ago in an Ottawa trailer park.

What started out as an Amber Alert ended in tragedy after officials discovered the bodies of Blake and Blaine Romes.

One of them was under their trailer, another in a Putnam county ditch.

Another boy, who lived with them, Michael Fay, was captured in Columbus after he stole a P.T. Cruiser belonging to Romes' mother Michelle Grothouse.

Fay was later charged in connection with the brothers death.

Saturday night the Schnipke Inn in Ottawa hosted a benefit fundraiser for the family which included a pork chop dinner, entertainment, a raffle and the sale of wristbands and T-shirts.

Organizer Jason Norway says he had worked with the boys mom and wanted to do something to help.

A family spokesperson says they appreciate all of the support they've received from the community.

Other fundraisers are being planned throughout the summer to help the family with funeral expenses.

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