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GoFundMe for murdered Georgia student Laken Riley surges to $81,432 in a single day.

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The tragic killing of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Hope Riley in Georgia has reverberated across the United States. A GoFundMe campaign initiated for Riley has amassed an astonishing $81,432 USD within a single day, surpassing the set goal of $35,000. Riley's lifeless body was discovered near a lake on the University of Georgia's Athens campus last week, exhibiting "visible injuries," according to UGA Police Chief Jeff Clark. The investigation began after a friend reported Riley missing when she failed to return from a run.

In the aftermath of her demise, authorities apprehended 26-year-old Jose Antonio Ibarra, identified as an illegal immigrant. Ibarra was arrested on Friday, February 23, and faces charges including malice and felony murder, aggravated battery, kidnapping, and concealing the death of another. The police categorized the incident as a "crime of opportunity."

Laken Riley's GoFundMe page provided insights into her life, describing her as a Class of 2025 BSN student at Augusta University's Athens campus and an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at UGA. The page portrayed her as "a sweet and compassionate soul" whose life was tragically cut short. It highlighted her academic achievements, noting her inclusion on the Augusta University Dean's list in the Fall of 2023.

The GoFundMe campaign was established to support Riley's family with funeral expenses, create a scholarship in her name, raise awareness about homicide, or address any other needs during this challenging time. The page expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and urged people to keep Laken's family and friends in their thoughts and prayers.

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