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March 7, 2013

Jeffersonville family remains in mourning

Weekend ceremony planned for Christopher Malone

JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville family remains in anguish over the tragic killing of one its own.

Christopher Malone, 22, was discovered dead in a Dumpster in Louisville the morning of Friday, March 1. His body was found with 14 gunshot wounds.

Malone was a former Jeffersonville High School student who later earned his GED, said MaryAnn Malone-Lee, Malone’s older sister. He lived on Webster Boulevard, according to a Jefferson County, Ky., coroner.

Louisville Metro Police Department officers responded about 10 a.m. Friday to a report of a body found. The call was made by an employee of a business on a property located in the 4200 block of Almond Avenue. The investigation is ongoing, LMPD reported.

“We are torn,” Malone-Lee said of her family. “Some people mourn, but our hearts are broken.”

She said it is difficult for the family to cope with not only losing their son, brother and uncle, but the way in which his killers disposed of his body makes his death almost inconceivable.

“He was riddled with bullets, and they threw him in a Dumpster,” Malone-Lee said. “It was overkill and disrespectful — that’s what is really bothering us.”

She said her brother was always willing to help those around him.

“Christopher was a very loving person,” Malone-Lee said. “He did anything for anybody.”

She said Malone touched so many people’s lives that there has been a steady stream of visitors to their home and constant phone calls from people giving their condolences.

“He was a good kid, very family oriented,” Malone-Lee said.

She said Malone was involved in the lives of his nieces and nephews.

“He would do just about anything for them,” Malone-Lee said. “That is just the type of person he was.”

Malone-Lee said the last time Malone was seen by the family was about a day and a half before his body was found.

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