Family of 40-year-old murder victim speaks out

The Hudnall family put on a car wash to raise money for Michelle Hudnall's memorial

The family of Michelle Hudnall held a car wash today in West Richland to raise money for Michelle Hudnall's memorial.

While there may have been soap and suds, the family is still hurting.

“Michelle was a very sweet person,” said Laquita Ralls, one of Michelle’s family members. “She was loving, caring and she got along with everybody. She always made everybody laugh, and we just miss her.”

40-year-old Hudnall was last seen by her family in mid-May. According to court documents witnesses say she was killed not long after.

Three suspects in the case made their first court appearances in Franklin County on Monday.

“Any time she walked into a room she light up the whole house,” said Steven Hudnall, Michelle’s brother. “She was a great person and she didn't deserve what she got.”

On Sunday, the family held a carwash to raise money for her burial.

“We're still waiting to get her back, and we want to make a memorial for her,” Hudnall said.

Hudnall leaves behind four children.

The family says any donations leftover from the memorial costs will be split up among them.

“We’re trying to get them the support they need,” Hudnall said. “We're all together on this, and came together as a family to help each other out.”

While Pasco police believe the body that washed up on Carbody Beach is Hudnall the Franklin County Coroner has not yet confirmed.

The family has also set up a GoFundMe page online.

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