THE community is rallying behind the family of Teah Luckwell after she was murdered in Tamworth on Wednesday.
A GoFundMe fundraising page has been launched by locals for donations to assist Teah’s 13-month-old daughter, who was found inside the unit where her mother died.
On Friday, Teah’s brother David Luckwell told The Leader he was “at a loss for words” but has thanked the public who launched the page.
I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words and generosity at this time.- Brother David Luckwell
“I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words and generosity at this time,” he said.
“Teah was my little sister tragically murdered leaving behind a 13-month-old baby.”
Teah’s body was discovered by a neighbour inside the Robert Street unit where she lived about 9.30pm on Wednesday.
Police said Teah’s daughter was not injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution for checks but is now being cared for by family.
“[The baby] is currently living with me any support would be greatly appreciated,” Mr Luckwell said, thanking the public online.
“Be assured in any event, [she] will want for nothing.
“Once again, thank you for all your support from me and my family.”
The page creators set-up the GoFundMe page on Thursday, and is aiming to raise $20,000 to help Teah’s baby daughter.
“As a lot of you would be aware, a tragic event has taken place taking the life of a 22-year-old mum who has left behind a beautiful baby girl,” the page said.
“As this was a horrific unexpected event, we would love to be able to help the family out as much as we possibly can financially.”
A police manhunt – code-named Strike Force Penola – is now hunting her killer.
On Friday, Oxley Chief Inspector Phil O’Reilly said more witnesses had come forward, claiming to have reportedly seen Teah on Wednesday.
“We’re continuing our investigations and there is information that has been received and that has to be followed up,” he told The Leader.
“We again appeal for anyone in the community that has information that could assist investigators to please contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999 or Crime Stoppers.”
To donate to the fund, go to: www.gofundme.com/help-the-luckwell-family