Friends raise money for family of murdered girl in Goodlettsville

Yhoana Arteaga (Courtesy: Liberty Collegiate Academy via Facebook)

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Donations are pouring into a GoFundMe account to help the family of Yhoana Arteaga.

The 12-year-old was found murdered in her family’s Goodlettsville mobile home Thursday evening.

The account was set up by family friend Mike Wales, who hopes to raise $10,000. He says the money will help Yhoana’s family with expenses.

Wales describes Yhoana with these loving words:

Kind, polite, caring, fun, intelligent and beautiful she will be remembered as a wonderful daughter and great friend to all who knew her.

Click here for Yhoana’s GoFundMe page.

She was a seventh grade student at Liberty Collegiate Academy charter school. Grief counselors will be at the school next week to support teachers and students.

Anyone who saw a suspicious person in or near the Old Dickerson Pike mobile home park, or anyone who may have information about the person who killed Yhoana, is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.