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Candlelight vigil, saying goodbye to baby Natallya

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WHITE CLOUD, Mich. – Family and friends gathered Saturday night for a candlelight vigil held in memory of 4-month-old Natallya Rich, whose body was found in the family’s crawlspace.

Brittany Rich, Natallya’s mother, said the most difficult part now is living inside the home where her daughter was found.

“I was just able to step foot inside the house today,” said Brittany.

Living in a home with such painful memories is something Natallya’s Grandmother, Heidi Thill, is struggling with too.

“It’s okay for me to be there because you remember the love that was in there, you don’t remember that they found her in my crawl space,” said Thill.

Moving forward one step at a time, family and friends held a candlelight vigil for Natallya; saying prayers and lighting Chinese lanterns outside of the same home where Matthew Bradley admitted he hid Natallya’s body.

“It’s hard to sit there and think about it,” said Brittany. “I can’t go down there and see it but I can only imagine it.”

Natallya’s funeral is being held in Sparta Wednesday. Family and friends are getting ready to say their final ‘goodbyes,’ while police continue their investigation.

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8 comments

  • jerry

    the mother is as guilty as the p o s that killed the poor little girl. leaving her with a meth head. the she will have to live the rest of her life knowing that her love life was more inportant than her daughters well beening and the sister is asworthles for sticking up for the p o s that killed the baby

    • Kiara

      Watch your words Jerry. Matthew was not a p.o.s. He was not a meth head. Drug problems maybe but never a meth head. And as for his sister you better watch your words. And stop trashing them.!

      • Lisa

        I wouldn’t further incriminate this family or yourself by making threatening statements on a public news website… My suggestion to you is that YOU should probably “watch your words”, because your comment sounded like a threat Kiara

  • henry

    to bad the fat sister cant be charged with lying for her brother to cover a killing. she should stop eating, maybe her brain would start working so see could see that her brother is a p o s. the mom is as guilty as he is for leaving her baby with a meth head

  • judy

    wake up ladys the boy friend was a drug head the baby died in his care. the sister is a lier , to cover for him or any man who had a baby die in there care and then you say there good people. h e l l o. i raised 3 kids and i or any normal person would never leave a baby with a boy friend whos a drug user. if you need a guy in your love life like that your as worthless as he

  • karen

    the mom ,boyfriend and sister are all covering for the boyfriend put them all in jail, sister for lying mom for beening a fool for trusting her baby with a dope user, and anyone elce who thought he was a good guy.i have one ? if any of them ever or can read why would a mom trust her baby with a dope using guy like that? did she need a lover that bad in life?

  • heartbroken public

    When I had my baby I knew my life had changed forever. I would spend the rest of my days nurturing, teaching, protecting, and guiding my little one. No boo boo would go unkissed and I would stop at nothing to keep my child from harm. I am a mother and this is my most important job. Anybody can have a baby. But who will stand up and be a parent?