Maria Marcello, age 34

Lost to gun violence on June 26, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

It appears that Maria's husband shot her after mistaking her for an intruder in the night. He left a note stating this before taking his own life.

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  • Nickname:
    9 Mer
    2 Maiden name Maria Elena Rivera
    1 María Elena Rivera Bendaña
  • Number of children:
    1 0
  • Personality:
    8 Happy
    5 Vibrant
    7 Full of energy
    6 one of a kind
    5 Beautiful soul
    5 Creative and stylish
    6 Brilliant
    3 Always smiling
    3 Resilient
    1 Caring
    1 Courageous and brave
    1 Valiente
  • Occupation:
    2 Carbon Analyst
    1 PhD student in Geography
    1 Forest Trends Analyst
  • Workplace:
    1 Katoomba NGO
    1 New Energy Marketplace
    1 Ecosystem Marketplace
  • Schools attended:
    2 LSU
    1 University of Maryland: MA in Urban Planning
    1 LSU BA in French and Communications
  • Comments:
    1 rest in peace Mer; love u, Gener
    1 Mer was a beautiful soul. I hope you are doing your tap dance in heaven.
    2 Rest in Peace Maria. Peter is in good hands. Neighbor
    1 Tu precioso gatito Peter se va a vivir con Kate, mi hija
    1 Mi hija Kate está discapacitada y le va a dar a su Peter mucho amor 💕
    4 Thank you for your kind messages about Peter. She cared deeply for that cat.
    1 Rest In Peace 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
    1 Vera Jane Beall
    2 7 months ago today. It doensn't get easier with time. I hope you really are tap dancing in Heaven.
    1 ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

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