Communities Come Together for Children of Slain Oak Forest Woman
Faith United Methodist Church in Orland Park will hold a pancake breakfast Jan. 26, with proceeds benefiting the children of homicide victim Erica Rodriguez.
Oak Forest and surrounding towns are rallying around the children of slain Oak Forest woman Erica Rodriguez.
Faith United Methodist Church in Orland Park will host a pancake breakfast Jan. 26, in support of Rodriguez's three children.
Erica Rodriguez, 40, was found strangled inside her family's Oak Forest home Dec. 18, after firefighters extinguished a blaze. Her husband Martin Rodriguez, 48, faces charges of first-degree murder and aggravated arson. Rodriguez was found outside the family's home with his throat slit.
The couple was married for 17 years, with children 17-year-old Sylvia, 15-year-old Andrew and 6-year-old Gloria. Erica was a devoted nurse and beloved member of the community.
The breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 26, at 15101 S. 80th Ave. The breakfast is sponsored by the church's Men of Faith group and the Faith Falcons basketball team.
Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults, and can be purchased through the church or at the door. All proceeds from the event will be placed in an established account at CNB Bank, 5459 W. 159th Street, Oak Forest.
All other donations are welcome at the breakfast as well.
For more information on the breakfast, call Faith United Methodist Church at (708) 444-8560.
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