Family of Indianapolis woman stabbed over 200 times raises money for funeral in El Salvador

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 13, 2015)– The family of an Indianapolis woman brutally murdered earlier this month is now trying to raise enough money to bury Vilma Soriano in the country she calls home: El Salvador.

“We want to send her home because that’s what she wanted,” said Lydia Soriano, Vilma’s daughter.

Soriano is struggling with the details surrounding her mothers death, but she tells CBS4 that she has never been more determined to make her mother proud.

“We’re doing our best to send her back and that’s kind of what she wanted anyway. My mom told me that she wanted to be in her home country when she died,” said Soriano.

Kiara Ciares-Quinones, 23, of Indianapolis, is accused of stabbing Vilma Soriano over 200 times. Witnesses say Ciares-Quinones admitted to the crime and then drove off with her baby, her son and the two children of another roommate.

“I don’t want to think about her when I can think about the good with my mom,” said Soriano.

The Sorianos are not focusing on the woman charged with a heinous crime, rather they want to remember the good times they shared as a family.

The time they spent together is what the Sorainao family is remembering instead of focusing on the woman accused of a heinous crime.

“She [Ciares-Quinones] doesn’t deserve my time, she doesn’t deserve any questions that go towards her at all and I’m not going to,” said Soriano.

Soriano says it will cost roughly $10,000 to transport her mother’s body and have the funeral in El Salvador.

The family has set up a fund with PNC Bank. Those wanting to donate can do so with account number 4658996754: “Lydia Soriano and Juana Alvarado-Soriano.”

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