The text of a statement released Friday by police by the foster family of Genelle Renee Conway-Allen, authored by Linda August:
“I am so overwhelmed with emotion I don’t know if I can speak. First, I want to thank the Fairfield police force SO much for bringing this person to justice. All of us were so anxious for our children and community. Thank you for working so hard to make our community safe.
Second, I need to thank EVERYONE who showed Genelle and our family so much love and support, building the memorial and in so many ways. We will never be able to thank you enough. We also want to thank the staff at Alternative Family Services, our foster care agency, for being with us through the entire ordeal.
Finally, with tears in our hearts, we can now begin to say goodbye to sweet Genelle. Genelle, we love you so much. We always will. May you find peace forever. We will always, always love you.”
Here is the text of their statement released Wednesday:
“This has been a devastating tragedy for our family and community. We need to thank everyone for the outpouring of support at the memorial site. We are very grateful for your love and support. Our family also wants to thank the Fairfield police for working so hard to find those responsible.
Right now our family is still in a state of shock. We hope everyone understands our desire for privacy during this very painful period. We are asking anyone who might know anything that might help in the investigation to please contact the Fairfield Police Department. Thank you again for your love and support during this difficult time.”