Friends of a 21-year-old man killed in a house fire last week have raised more than $20,000 for a memorial and for his family members in Haiti.
Bleriot Thompson, on a GoFundMe page, wrote this about Woodbridge fire victim Chadly Julien: "We want to give Chadly the memorial that he deserves. I am currently asking for donations to help aid his family through this difficult time. Chadly sent a portion of every check he’s ever earned here to his family back in Haiti .So, all of the donations will be going towards his memorial, his family and his memory."
Julien was killed in a fire that started in the basement of a home in the Avenel section of Woodbridge on Jan. 20, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department.
Four other family members were left homeless by the fire at 88 South Inman Ave., authorities said.
The cause of death remains undetermined pending the completion of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jorge Quesada of the Woodbridge Police Department at 732-634-7700 or Detective Kevin Schroeck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4194 or Avenel Fire Official Cory Spillar of the Avenel Fire Prevention Bureau at 732-855-9747.
Anyone wishing to donate to the GoFundMe campaign can click here.
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