UPTOWN — The social service agency in charge of a apartment complex where 12-year-old Alexis Stubbs was brutally stabbed and beaten to death Sunday is collecting donations for a memorial fund.
Ald. James Cappleman (46th) tweeted instructions for those who want to support the family "in the midst of this terrible tragedy."
Staff members at Chicago House in the 4600 block of North Beacon are available to receive any community messages or donations.
Donations can also be mailed to Chicago House headquarters at 1925 N. Clybourn Ave., Suite 401, Chicago, Ill. 60614 or made online with a note designating the funds should go towards the Alexis Stubbs Memorial Fund.
Alexis was brutally attacked inside the apartment complex in the 4600 block of North Beacon Street, allegedly by her mother's boyfriend John Singleton, 31, around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Neighbor Shielyndia McFadden, 36, on Monday remembered Alexis as "a neighborhood child. ... It's sick, disgusting, sad. She was only a 12-year-old child. She was a baby."
Singleton, who was recently release from prison following domestic battery charges against Alexis' mother is now charged with first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated harm to police. He was denied bail.