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Family of MD woman killed warn of fake fundraisers

Posted at 7:37 AM, Nov 01, 2017

The family of a Maryland woman killed when a boy jumped off of an overpass in Virginia are now warning of people trying to take advantage of the tragedy.

Marisa Harris' family claims they've discovered several fake GoFundMe pages and other donation websites that claim they are raising money for the for the 22-year-old's funeral.

Her family called this "sad and disrespectful behavior. Marisa's family says they are grieving and still trying to determine how to honor her memory, but say so far they have not set up a fundraising effort.

On October 28, Marisa was driving on I-66 in Fairfax County when a 12-year-old boy tried to kill himself by jumping off an overpass, and hit her car. Marisa died at the scene, the boy was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say he's still receiving treatment.

Marisa was from Onley. She graduated from Towson University then went to graduate school in Virginia.