Oneida Nation Mourns Loss of Murdered Member

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The woman killed on the UW-Green Bay campus Monday morning was a 39 year-old, mother of three.

Police say she was Green Bay resident, Krystal Torres-Smith.

We are learning more about Torres-Smith.

Local 5 News has been in touch with her family, they tell Local 5 that the 39-year-old was a loving mother to her three teen-aged kids.

Torres-Smith was a member of the Oneida Nation, and while they mourn her passing as a community, Green Bay police are still searching for her killer.

The Green Bay woman was found in an SUV Monday morning in a parking lot at Communiversity Park on the campus of UW-Green Bay.

Police say she was shot multiple times, but the autopsy results haven’t been released.

Officials say they do not think Torres-Smith’s death was random.

Local 5 News has reached out to multiple family members for comment, but at this time they have not wanted to speak publicly.

However they do tell us that Torres-Smith was a member of the Oneida Nation.

The tribe has been providing support to the woman’s family through an important family fire tradition.

“It’s a time honored tradition within our community that uh, when one of our families, they lose one of their loved ones, that the family starts this fire.

It represents that message to the community to come around them, to gather around them, to offer that encouragement and to hold them up during this, in this time of challenge,” says Art Skenandore, a member of the Oneida Nation.

The fire will be kept burning by community members while the family deals with their responsibilities.

Services are set for Friday and Saturday at Ryan Funeral Home in De Pere.

Krystal Torres-Smith leaves behind three children, three step-children and a granddaughter.

Police say the public is not in any danger.

Anyone with any amount of information, is asked to call the Green Bay Police department at 448-3200 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-STOP, on the web at www.432stop.com, or by texting GBTIP plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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