Fundraiser held for grieving father of murdered East Haven children

Daaron and Aleisha Moore
Daaron and Aleisha Moore

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Friends and loved ones embraced Michael Moore with a hug as he entered the Stratford Hotel lobby. Moore is still reeling from the loss of his two children, but he’s happy to see such support.

“Just to know this type of love is out there is reassuring,” he said.

His two children, six-year-old Aleisha and seven-year-old and Daaron, were found dead inside their East Haven home last Tuesday. Their mother, LeRoya Moore, was charged with their murders Wednesday.

At Thursday’s event, the distraught father chose not to speak about the pending charges against his children’s mother, but instead focused on the outpouring of love.

“It’s restored my faith in humanity and God,” Moore said. “He didn’t put good people around me for nothing.”

More than seven DJ’s donated their time and talents at the event, meant to raise money for the burial expenses. All of the donations will go straight to the family.

“I’m a person who believes in paying it forward, and this is one of those times,” said Keith Jackson, who organized the event.

Music stopped for a moment so Moore could say a prayer over a memorial to his children, photos of little Daaron and Aleisha, adorned with angel wings.

The children’s funeral will be held June 16.

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