'I know my mom didn't suffer,' son of Grand Rapids shooting victim says

Police still don't know who murdered 50-year-old Laurie Lundeberg.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - It's been an emotional weekend for the loved ones of Laurie Lundeberg as many questions regarding her death go unanswered. 

Grand Rapids police responded to a call of gunshots early Saturday, March 18, near Lincoln Avenue and Bridge Street. When they got to the home, they found the 50-year-old Lundeberg outside, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police still do not have any suspects.

"I know my mom didn't suffer, and that makes me feel really good -- my mom didn't suffer," said Larson Lundeberg, Laurie's son, as he fought back tears. "I love my mom.

"Shes the only person I really cared about." 

The sorrow resonates throughout Lundeberg's family and friends.

"I was in disbelief; I actually called her phone I wanted her to answer," said Jesus Castillo, Laurie's friend. The Grand Rapids man met Laurie almost a year ago.

He says she was the kindest person he knew.

"She would literally open her doors up to people who were in distress, so for someone to go and do this to her was a coward," Castillo said.

Castillo did not believe Lundeberg had any enemies, but did have issues with some tenants living in her home. He says she was once assaulted when trying to evict them.

"Its got to be somebody that knew her," Castillo said. "Through either friends that lived there or had something against somebody else there and took it out on her." 

Lundeberg's son agreed his mother was always helping someone out or welcoming them into her home.

"Every day she was a top-notch lady," Larson said. "She would just be top-notch to the wrong people."

As the question of who did this to Lundeberg remains unanswered, loved ones hope someone takes responsibility.

"If anyone had anything to know or any idea of have heard anything to speak up, speak up for some justice for this woman," Castillo said. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Lundeberg's children and pay for anticipated funeral costs.

Police are continuing to investigate but  have no suspects. If you have information regarding this incident, call Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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