The devastating story about 15-year-old Lydia Elking being the victim of a robbery gone wrong is spreading across the nation. 

This is what happened.

According to this article, 15-year-old Lydia Elking of Lake St. Louis, Mo. was the victim of an attempted robbery gone wrong last month. The article reported that a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were charged with second-degree murder, robbery, assault, and armed criminal action as a result of the incident that took place earlier last month on February 18.

Apparently, Elking and another 17-year-old boy allegedly told police that they were planning to meet up with two males in St. Charles. The reasons for this alleged meet-up remain unclear.

However, once they got there, the two teenagers came up to the car and announced a robbery. One of the robbers shot into the car with a handgun, hitting Elking who was in the passenger seat. The driver drove Elking to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She suffered from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Lydia Elking Obituary

A GOFUNDME Page was created by Elking’s family to help cover funeral costs The rest is stated to cover the bereavement process.

Elking’s family left a touching tribute to her on the GOFUNDME page which you can read below.

Lydia was a perfect, precious daughter and sister. She was also a kind and loving friend to many. She touched SO many lives with her radiant energy and beautiful smile.
There aren’t enough words in the world to describe how perfect she was. Lydia was so talented and special. She was an amazing soccer player (a starter on her high school varsity team as a freshman). She was so smart, kind, pure-hearted and giving. She was an adventurer. She loved getting out of the house, even it was just taking a car ride while dancing to music. Lydia was always eager to see what the world had to offer. She loved meeting new people, making new friends, and creating lasting memories. She was always looking for ways to create fun experiences with those she loved most. Her beautiful spirit and love for the world and it’s people will never be forgotten.
We can’t wait to see you again Lydia. We love you forever and always. Any prayers would be appreciated. Please tell Lydia you love her so she feels our warmth and endless love.
Lydia’s sister Dani also posted this TikTok providing some additional information about the GOFUNDME for Lydia and how much her sister meant to her.

Published by HOLR Magazine.