It’s an all too familiar story...

She was beautiful, energetic and possessed an engaging personality.  She had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in the room.  She had a huge heart, loved animals and everyone she met was an instant friend.  If you were in trouble, she would move Heaven and Earth to help you out, and she believed in Love.

Who can say why these are always the descriptions you hear as a tragic story unfolds?  Somehow, these beautiful young women become involved with people who see their good nature and generous personalities as a weakness – making them easy targets!  These people discover it is easy to make these young women believe that “THEY” are to blame for any problems within the relationship.  It is all too easy to take advantage of someone who believes the best in everyone, who believes the fault is theirs, and who wants to do what every they can to “make things work.”


was one of these girls: a girl with the giant heart who was pulled into bad relationships with heartless boys. 

 The kind of boys that quickly learn how to use a girl’s positive attributes against her.  Rachael believed she had found a wounded puppy to nurse back to health; but those helpless puppies quickly grew into vicious Pit Bulls, who only wanted to control, dominate and manipulate her.


She managed to get away from one controlling, damaging and violent relationship only to get pulled into another.  It finally appeared that she might have found the proverbial “decent guy”, only to discover that the mental manipulation was more damaging than the attempts at physical domination.


As this last of the abusive, violent relationships was coming to an end, it appeared that Rachael had finally found her way.  Going back to School, making plans for her life and re-connecting with her family and friends. 

Losing control of Rachael must have been a blow to the boyfriend who had spent five months trying to control her every move.  On November 27, 2018, after what appeared to be another one of his “Make-up to break-up” routines – Rachael went to his house to give him a hug and see if she “could make it work.”  Not ten minutes after their greeting, Rachael lay in the street bleeding, her boyfriend had fired three close-range shots at her with the 22-caliber rifle he had brought outside to confront her.  Two of those shots struck Rachael in the abdomen - causing fatal damage.     


During the first hour of 28 November 2018

 The fatal shots took their final toll, and Rachael Jane Wierzbicki lost her hold on life and slipped into the arms of God, where she will now feel the Love she so richly deserved – forever.  Her “boyfriend” is awaiting trial for 2nd degree murder, and her family and friends are working through the devastation that Domestic Violence always leaves behind.

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