The SUV of the killed in a massacre El Paso woman is stolen and devastated
Shortly after a man buried his longtime partner at a funeral attended by hundreds of strangers last week – following the massacre in an SUV in El Paso, Texas, Walmart – it turned out that their SUVs were stolen and had been devastated.
Antonio Basco (61) from El Paso made headlines when he invited the public to attend the funeral of Margie Reckard (63) because they had no close relatives.
Reckard was one of 22 people who were shot and killed on 22 August at Walmart. The killer said he attacked Mexicans and warned of an "Hispanic invasion" in Texas to Antonio Basco, right below, at their funeral at the La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso last Friday. (AP Photo / Jorge Salgado) “/>
People expressing condolences to Antonio Basco at their funeral last Friday at the La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso. (AP Photo / Jorge Salgado)
Last Friday morning, hundreds of people from across the country ̵
1; including Dayton, Ohio, the location where mass shootings took place shortly after the El Paso attack – filled the La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center. A line snaked around the church and the blocks beyond. Hundreds of floral arrangements were also sent out.
Vanessa Kondow, however, revealed on Facebook that someone had stolen and destroyed Reckard's Ford Escape, perhaps only on Saturday night, one day after the funeral. Kondov said she and her husband, both working at a towing company, dragged the damaged vehicle to Basco's house after it was found.
"WTF is wrong with humans!" – "Kondow wrote." He told my husband that anyone who took it also stole a pressure washing machine from a small trailer that he used to wash mobile cars. Share the s — from this post to find out who m —— would do that. "
Antonio Basco, center, at her funeral on Friday. (AP Photo / Jorge Salgado)
Kondow did not respond immediately to a request from Fox News for a comment.
Angel Gomez with Operation Hope, who co-ordinated many funerals for the victims, confirmed to Fox News that Reckard's Ford Escape had been stolen and devastated.  He said he had talked with Basco about the incident and expected him to talk to him again about getting a new car or repairing the existing vehicle. Casa Ford in El Paso confirmed to KVIA-TV that getting a replacement vehicle would help Basco.
Supporters welcome Antonio Basco in the center right before his partner's funeral. (AP Photo / Jorge Salgado)
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Some commentators on Kondow's contribution offered to help Basco get a new car.
"Just so you all know Mr. Basco does not want a new vehicle The Ford Escape belonged to his wife and he always wanted to keep it.He has his own vehicle.If someone wants to help, he most probably just wants that escape is repaired so he has the memory of his wife, Margie, "Kondow wrote.
Lucia I. Suarez Sang of Fox News contributed to this report.