Fund will benefit slain Cameron Park mom's three young kids

03/04/2012 12:00 AM

03/28/2012 4:12 PM

A fund has been set up for the children of a woman found dead in her Cameron Park home last month.

El Dorado County sheriff's deputies arrested Todd Winkler, 45, on suspicion of killing his wife, 37-year-old Rachel Winkler, after an argument in their home Feb. 27. They had been having marital problems, according to sheriff's officials.

Authorities have not released Rachel Winkler's cause of death.

The couple's children – ages 4, 2, and 9 months – were home at the time of the attack. They are now in the custody of Rachel Winkler's father, Don Hatfield.

Family and friends say Hatfield recently lost his wife to cancer and lost his home in the mortgage crisis a year ago.

The fund has been set up to help Hatfield find a larger home where he can raise his three young grandchildren with the help of a nanny, according to friends and family.

Donations can be made to Wells Fargo bank account No. 6990388875. The routing number is 121042882. For information about how to donate via PayPal, or about fundraising efforts, go to www.rachelschildrensfund.com.

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