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A heartbroken family shared their story with 11 News.
Three members of their family were shot to death before a fire was started in their house. The fire started a week ago in Rye, Colorado.
Reginald and Kim Tuttle were found dead in their home along with their 33-year-old daughter, Dawn Roderick.
11 News talked with Mark Roderick, the husband of Dawn Roderick. He tells us the person who killed his wife and in-laws ripped his family apart. Their three kids are now without a mother.
“He took the mother of my children. My wife is not going to be able to watch my daughter walk down the aisle. She's not going to watch her give birth. She's not going to see our two boys grow up and become men,” Roderick explained, “My family has darn near been destroyed because of this. My wife was my rock. She was my life. She was everything to my kids. I’m trying to put them back together.”
Roderick says his in-laws, Reggie and Kim Tuttle, would give you the shirt off their backs. They were loving and caring people.
Two memorial funds have been set up to help the families. The “Tuttle, Kim and Reginald Memorial Fund” will benefit the Toby Barnes Family (the Tuttle's surviving son) and the additional grandchildren of Kim and Reggie. The account is set up at the Minnequa Works Federal Credit Union, under account number 882477.
The “Roderick, Dawn Memorial Fund” will benefit Mark and Dawn's three children for additional funeral expenses, and to attempt to replace all the children’s personal items, clothing and school supplies that were destroyed by the fire. The account is set up at the Minnequa Works Federal Credit Union, under account number 882474.