VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The family of missing Virginia Beach mother Bellamy Gamboa plans to hold fundraisers and a memorial in her honor.
According to the Bring Bellamy Home Facebook page, a fundraiser is set for Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at Buckets Bar and Grill in Chesapeake. Relatives want to support her children and find her body.
Virginia Beach police stopped looking for her remains, so family and friends plan to light Japanese lanterns in her honor in lieu of a burial Labor Day weekend.
Gamboa’s ex-boyfriend Lamont Johnson is in jail charged with her murder.
Court documents said Johnson admitted to choking the mother of their twin babies and putting her body in a bag and taking her to Chesapeake.