::Murder Victim's Family Starts Website
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff & Wire Reports
Tuesday June 19, 2007
RALEIGH - The family of the pregnant USA Today newspaper carrier who was murdered last week has started a website in her honor but also seeks a resolution to the crime.
Jennifer Kathleen Nielsen, age 22, of Wake County town Fuquay-Varina, was killed last week at an Exxon Station on Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh. The crime remains unsolved. According to various reports, she was eight months pregnant and was only weeks away from delivery of her baby.
Although they recently moved here from Utah, her family in the Raleigh area include her husband Tim Nielsen and two sons as well as her brother Jason Kubota.
On the website, her family describes her as "an amazing and wonderful woman" who lit up a room when she entered it. He added that "people were drawn to her because she always had a smile on her face."
According to the comments, Jenna Nielsen was a very loving mother who enjoyed being with her family.
"Her world revolved around her family," says the site. "She loved being a mother, and could make the boys laugh so easily, it was wonderful to watch her play with them."
In caring for her two young children, the website mentions that a college trust fund has been set up for her two boys, Schyler, age 3, and Kaiden, 11 months old.
In lieu of flowers, the website says that donations can be sent to The Nielsen Family Fund, First Flight Credit Union, 1156 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 or by calling Kati at the credit union at 919-557-5311.
The website also has a section where visitors can leave comments. Many people said that Nielsen's husband, her two sons, her brother, and the rest of her family was in their prayers.
"My wife and I would like to send our prayers to your entire family," said one visitor. "We love you and will continue to pray for you."
The site also lists the special phone number that Raleigh Police have set up for tips in the case -- 919-227-6220 and asks that anyone with information to call investigators.
Police said they were seeking an unknown man (see photo above) that was seen near the crime scene and believe that he may be connected to the murder or may have information relevant to the investigation. ::