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Mother of 3 left for dead in alley remembered by family, friends

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City sanitation workers found 26-year-old Andrea Arnold's body in an alley in the 2300 block of West Gaulbert Avenue on Saturday morning. City sanitation workers found 26-year-old Andrea Arnold's body in an alley in the 2300 block of West Gaulbert Avenue on Saturday morning.
Teddy bears, flowers and candles mark a spot to remember a young mother at the same place where Arnold was found shot multiple times and left for dead. Teddy bears, flowers and candles mark a spot to remember a young mother at the same place where Arnold was found shot multiple times and left for dead.
Arieal Arnold Arieal Arnold
Etonda Conn Arnold Etonda Conn Arnold
Areiona Stone Areiona Stone

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Loved ones and friends gathered Tuesday night to remember a young mother of three murdered over the weekend.

City sanitation workers found 26-year-old Andrea Arnold's body in an alley in the 2300 block of West Gaulbert Avenue on Saturday morning.

Teddy bears, flowers and candles mark a spot to remember a young mother at the same place where Arnold was found shot multiple times and left for dead. 

Dozens of people gathered to surround her three small children now left without a mother. 

"I love my Mama," said Andrea Arnold's 9-year-old daughter Arieal Arnold.

Too young to be experiencing this pain, Arieal is focusing on the happier times. "She used to play with me and we took pictures and stuff like that," she said. 

Relatives believe Arnold's body was dumped in the alley, but what they can't understand is why. 

"For anyone's child, grandchild, sister, brother to be thrown as a piece of trash, I'm sure for any race that is very heartbreaking especially around the holidays," said Etonda Conn Arnold, a family friend.  

Arnold's teenage nieces said they always looked up to her. "I talked to her about everything. My school, my house, I just looked to her," said Areiona Stone. 

Not wanting to grow up surrounded by constant violence, a message this group hopes is loud and clear as they peacefully pray for justice.

"It's very heart wrenching and heartbreaking that we are going through things like this in our community black on black crime or what not, it's very, very heartbreaking and we all need to come together at this time," said Conn Arnold. 

Community activist Christopher 2x said rapper Master P heard about what happened and plans to take care of buying gifts for Arnold's three young children this Christmas.

The family is collecting donations for Arnold's funeral. 

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