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Family of Double Homicide Victims Launch Fundraiser for Funeral Expenses

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Family members of two Des Moines residents murdered last week are asking for the public's help in paying for their funerals.

On Friday, police arrested and charged 30 - year - old Joshua Adams for the deaths of his mother, Tracy Adams and uncle, Gaylord Jolly Jr. Investigators found the two stabbed to death in a home on city's northeast side. Adams faces two counts of 1st degree murder. He is being held in the Polk County Jail on a two - million dollar cash bond.

Family members who set up the GoFundMe page describe Jolly Jr. as someone with an unforgettable laugh and Adams as a woman with a kind and giving heart. The family hopes to raise $5,000.

Funeral arrangements are pending.