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Oroville car wash to benefit slain woman, baby girl

Published On: Jul 07 2013 07:57:48 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2013 07:59:25 PM CDT
Oroville car wash benefits slain woman, baby girl

A car wash was held in Oroville Sunday to benefit a slain woman and a baby girl that needs surgery.

Holding a dual car wash wasn't the original plan but both groups showed up at the double booked Rent-A-Center on Oro Dam Boulevard this morning, so they decided to split the proceeds.

Abby Tucker died June 26 due to injuries she allegedly suffered at the hands of her boyfriend, Olabaku Jones. It was also discovered she was four to six weeks pregnant.

Jones, plead not guilty to her murder on Wednesday.

Sunday her friends came together for a car wash to benefit her family and help pay for her funeral.

"Just to make sure that everything is taken care of and whatever expenses they need paid," says friend Nicole Chestang. "And plus, she was our friend and she can't speak so we're here speaking for her, and doing everything we can for her since day one."

Half the proceeds from the car wash are also going to help 4-month-old Alexis Ward, who needs surgery to fix a cleft palate.

"We're doing a car wash to get to UC Davis for her surgery," says Amber McBride, Alexis' mother. "She's got to get tubes in her ears and her lip fixed."

A large crowd of volunteers--young and old--worked throughout the day to wash and dry cars as they streamed in.