“They took that,” she said, “and it’s money that most likely won’t be covered by insurance. There’s a lot of inconvenience (in taking care of things) and costing them money. There are medical bills, prescriptions, deductibles, it’s stuff they don’t need to deal with, but have too.”
Their granddaughter has been having nightmares since Monday, as well, Long said.
And the family is grateful for the support of the community, she added.
“The community has been great and all the prayers of people,” Long said. “Everyone has really come around and been supportive.”
She said the detectives haven’t told the family much of anything not wanting to jeopardize the case and a family member contacted Michiana Crime Stoppers.
“Crime Stoppers are investigating and have set up a reward for information. Anyone can donate to increase the reward set by Crime Stoppers,” Long said. “You have to specify on the check it goes for the New Paris invasion. That money doesn’t go to the family but to the person who provides the information that leads to the arrest of those involved.”
Her father, Donald, has mixed emotions about returning home.
“This is where my father has lived and he said he doesn’t care to live there anymore,” Long said, with sadness in her voice.