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Parents of Murdered Children Group Started in Buckhannon

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A new organization is forming in Buckhannon. Parents of Murdered Children is a support group designed to help with the grieving process for any family member of someone who was murdered.

It's a national organization, but there is now a local chapter in Buckhannon.

The group is ran by Betty Sargent, who had a child that was murdered in 1991.

"It's been 21 years since my daughter, Sandy, and it's taken me this long because I never found out about POMC until almost 10 years had passed, and this has just really been great for me" said Sargent.

Sargent's grandson, and Sandy's son, Robert Sargent is involved with a Parents of Murdered Children group out of Philadelphia. He explained why a group like this is important.

"There's really not a lot of support. People think that by the end of the funeral and the end of the court case they think that's enough, and that's when you get closure and there's never really closure" said Robert Sargent.

Meetings will be held the first Monday of every month at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting will be Monday, Jan. 7th.

If you are interested in the meetings you can visit the organization's Facebook page, here.

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