The tragic death of 11 year old Abbiegal “Abbie” Smith last week, allegedly at the hands of her 18 year old Keansburg neighbor, Andreas Erazo, has resulted in an outpouring of generous support for Abbie’s family.
A total of $26,055, plus meal donations, has been raised by three social media campaigns since Friday, July 14, the day after Abbie’s remains were found near her home and Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced that her death was being investigated as a homicide.
The family is still accepting donations here.
The family has been staying at a hotel and will be moving out of the Keansburg apartment building from where Abbie went missing on Tuesday night, July 12, according to a friend of the family.
The family will be accepting friends on Sunday, July 23 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Jacqueline M. Ryan funeral home, 233 Carr Ave, Keansburg. A funeral service will take place on Monday, July 24, 10:15 a.m., at St. Ann’s Church in Keansburg, according to Abbie’s obituary.
Erazo was arrested and charged with Abbie’s murder on Friday, July 15. He is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending a detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday July 19, 1:30 p.m to determine if he is eligible to be released on bail pending trial. The prosecution is expected to ask that he be held without bail.