GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – The family of a 3-year-old girl who was killed in a mobile home fire in Greeley has set up a memorial fund.

Money contributed to the fund set up in memory of Lileigh Kellenaers will be used to help the child’s father, Joe, with funeral expenses.

Liliegh Kellenaers (credit: CBS)

Liliegh Kellenaers (credit: CBS)

Investigators say Kellenaers was left in a mobile home alone around midnight Saturday when the fire that killed got going. The mobile home is off West 10th Street and 26th Avenue.

The coroner’s office said Tuesday that the girl died from smoke inhalation and burns to her body.

Kellenaers’ mother Kristen Braig and her boyfriend Dustin Blanchard were injured and are facing child abuse charges in the case.

Dustin Blanchard (credit: Greeley Police)

Dustin Blanchard (credit: Greeley Police)

Dustin Blanchard (credit: Greeley Police)

Dustin Blanchard (credit: Greeley Police)

A neighbor told CBS4 the couple was only away from the home for a short time and the two were in his home, which is only a few hundred feet away. He said both were hurt while trying to save the girl.

Braig bonded out of jail and is expected in court next month. Blanchard remains behind bars and is due in court on Friday.

Kellenaers is from Wyoming, and was staying at Blanchard’s mother’s mobile home over the weekend, according to the neighbor. Her father shared custody over her with her mother.

Additional Resources

Contributions to the memorial fund for Liliegh Kellenaers can be made by going to a special page on gofundme.com.

Related Stories

[display-posts tag=”liliegh-kellenaers” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”8″]

Comments