The family of Kaylee Goncalves has been blessed with some good news – the birth of her older sister’s daughter, who has been named after two of the slain University of Idaho students.
Alivea Goncalves, who gave birth Friday, named her daughter Theodora MaddieKay Stevenson after Madison Mogen, 21, and her sister Kaylee, 21, who were killed along with Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, on Nov. 13, the Independent reported.
“Theodora #MaddieKay Stevenson arrived at 4:21a.m. 6lbs 5.8oz 19 inches,” The Goncalves Family Page posted on Facebook. “Alivea and Robbie are doing great! We are blessed.”
Alivea Goncalves had mourned her “baby sisters” — whom she had asked to be bridesmaids at her wedding — in social media.
“I promise to always make you proud, take the picture, and never stop fighting to find out the truth and make right whatever I can in this f—- up world,” she wrote, weeks before accused killer Bryan Kohberger was named.
“You guys aren’t gone. You never could be. I’ll find you always and everywhere. If you ever get tired of seeing the world, come rest in my heart. It’s forever open to you guys. I’ll keep you warm and keep you safe there,” she added.
Fans of the The Goncalves Family Page posted well-wishes in more than 1,200 comments as of Monday morning.
“Congratulations … Your family deserves as much joy as possible … I love the homage to Maddie and Kaylee,” one user wrote.
“I love her name! What a great tribute. She is a bright light during this dark time for your family,” another wrote, along with heart emojis.
A third said: “This previous baby girl has 2 very special guardian angels in Heaven to protect her. So happy your family has this new blessing.”
Kohberger, 28, a former criminal justice doctoral student, has been charged with four counts of murder and expected to enter a plea June 26 to the deaths of the four student in the off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho.
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