SEYMOUR, Wis. (WBAY) - A benefit to help the families of two little girls who were killed raised more than $3,000 Wednesday, the Seymour police chief says.
A Seymour police officer organized a benefit with several Green Bay Packers players to sign autographs and raise money.
State investigators say 3-month-old Hailey Poppe and 4-year-old Mattie Samson were murdered last month. Officers found their bodies in their home on N. Main Street along with the body of a man who took his own life.
A crowd lined up at Seymour City Hall for the benefit for the girls' family.
Montravius Adams, Kenny Clark, Kyler Fackrell, Reggie Gilbert, Tyler Lancaster and Dean Lowry volunteered to sign autographs.
Their only request was a minimum donation of $20.
The police chief says the officer who organized the fundraiser simply reached out to the Packers organization.
"I think it's amazing these young men from the NFL are making their mark in their association and letting them know they care about the community, and that's the great thing about the Green Bay area," Chief Richard Buntrock said.
Debbie Williquette came from Stevens Point. She told us, "I want to get this football signed. We have a Shriner's event we do every October, and we're going to raffle this off for the Shriner's hospital, of course with their autograph, so I traveled here to get their autograph."